"What They See Is What They'll Be"

News from the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

June 2018
Old National Bank Receives Award for Volunteer Efforts with 100 Black Men of Madison

During the recently conducted United Way of Dane County 2018 Community Volunteer Award Ceremony, Old National Bank was recognized for their Volunteer Service. 

Old National Bank is deeply committed to strengthening the community by putting values into action. Last year alone, 106 associates recorded over 2,400 volunteer hours across Dane County. 

Old National Bank provides up to 24 hours of paid time each year for employees to volunteer at a nonprofit during work hours. In addition to volunteerism, Old National Bank teaches financial empowerment courses that offer free training to individuals and organizations. In Dane County, Old National Bank is focused on the racial equity gap and disrupting the cycles of poverty.

Representatives of Old National Bank work closely with 100 Black Men of Madison to support their core programs, such as Project SOAR, Christmas for Children with Responsibilities and First Day of School Greeters.

Pictured above, is Len Devaisher, CEO of Old National Bank's Wisconsin region. 

Powerful Beyond All Measure Career Fair
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

The recently conducted, 30 May Powerful Beyond All Measure Career Fair  was a wonderful and productive expression of caring, guidance and collaboration. 

Given the opportunities, affordability and accessibility, with intent, the activity was staged at Madison College, Truax Campus.
In addition to Madison Metropolitan School District students from Memorial, West and Lafollette high schools, represents of the Madison Police Depart, the Madison Fire Department, FedEx, Operation Fresh Start, Dane County Government and Madison College activity participated at the event.

Plans are underway to stay connected with all students who participated during the next three months. The 100 Black Men of Madison will endeavor to ensure that all students in attendance have a guided opportunity to experience positive career and educational outcomes after graduation.
The goal is to schedule and substantially expand this event during the 2018 - 2019 school year, staging it, possibly once in the Fall and once in the Spring. 

Whitehorse Middle School Success Academy Students, Educators and Mentors

In concert with the mission and values of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Project SOAR Success Academy Whitehorse Middle School participants were recognized for their outstanding achievements during the 2017 - 2018 school year during a 23 May Ceremony.  

In addition to the amazing students, Principal Christina Natalello  was recognized for Educational Excellence .

This most successful program is lead by Emanuel Scarborough and James Morgan. 
1st Annual Verona Area School District
African American History Academic Challenge

The first Verona Area School District African American History Academic Challenge  will be held 11 May at Badger Ridge Middle School. 
The 100 Black Men of Madison African American History Academic Challenge (AAHAC) is an educational program designed to enhance the appreciation and study of African American history.

The AAHAC was open to all Badger Ridge and Core Knowledge Middle School Students with the goal of encouraging pride, self-worth and an appreciation of the African American legacy and culture.
The AAHCB is also a challenging and fun way for students to expand their knowledge of African American History in highly competitive competition.

In addition to the competition, the inaugural program stewarded by Amos Anderson involved the history of 100 Black Men by Board Member William Greer, Welcome by Badger Ridge Middle School Principal Barbara James and moderated by U.S. Army, Major General Marcia Anderson (Retired).

17 June
Take a Youth To Church Day

The most understated asset in the African American Community is the belief in God, and the collateral role of the Church and its legacy of justice and survival.
The Church has served as a harbor, a shield, an opportunity of expression, a restorer of dignity, a platform of education and socialization, and above all a clear path of what is right and what is wrong.
No institution has been more important to African American families, economically, spiritually, socially and culturally than the Church.
Please join the 100 Black Men of Madison in support of "Take a Youth to Church" on Father's Day , Sunday, 17 June 2018 .
Please click here to make a pledge to provide the only sustainable outcome for our children.

30 July
Annual Golf Outing: "Fun With a Purpose"
The 100 Black Men of Madison Annual Golf Outing is one of our signature fundraising events for 2018. The funds from this event will help support all of the programs and services we provide to area youth such as The African American History Challenge Bowl, Project SOAR/Youth Mentoring Programs, The Annual Back to School Celebration and various Health and Wellness initiatives.
The Golf Outing format is a four-person best ball scramble. Prizes and awards will be given for the low-gross teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, Putting Contest, Hole-in-one opportunities to win a new automobile or motorcycle, and more. Individuals and teams are welcome!
Non-golfers and/or supporters are also invited to attend and support this effort at the dinner portion of this event.
Tentative Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:30 a.m. - $10,000 Putting Contest
10:30 a.m. - Youth Golf Clinic and Financial Literacy Class
12:00 Noon - Shotgun (Best Ball) Start
5:00 p.m. - Cash Bar/Freshen Up
5:30 p.m. - Awards Dinner

To register as an individual or group, please click here.

"Solutions from Those with the Most to Lose" Student Essay Contest
Habitually, assessments and policy development do not involve actual commentary from all that were or will be affected. As consequence, skewed and incomplete conclusions repeatedly serve as an appalling platform to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
In an effort to provide and stimulate voice to those who are most affected by the actions of others, the 100 Black Men of Madison initiates, the youth essay contest, "Solutions From Those With The Most To Lose."
Students are asked to choose one stated topic, see below and write an essay of at least 1,000 words (but should not to exceed 1,250).
This contest will begin 10 May and close 14 September. Entries will be submitted on line. And all area high school and middle school students are eligible.
The top essays from each high school will advance to the final round of judging that will determine 1st through 3rd place, and honorable mentions. Essays must be the original work of the submitting student.
All decisions of the judges are final.
Cash awards of $500 for first place, $400 for second place, $300 for third place and $100 for honorable mentions and trophies will bestowed at the 100 Scholar's Gala, 21 September, at the Madison Club, Madison, Wisconsin.
All submitted essays will become the property of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. and will not be returned. Selected essays will be published in the Journal, "Solutions From Those With The Most To Lose."

For Middle School Essay entries,  click here .

For High School Essay entries,  click here .

11 August
Back To School Celebration at Madison College (Truax Campus)

The 24th Annual Back To School Celebration will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon at Madison College - Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI ) Saturday, 11 August 2018.
Our goal is to ensure a wonderful & meaningful start of the 2017 - 2018 school year for all students of our community.
Over the past 23 years, the 100 Black Men of Madison has provided more than 35,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to area youth.
During 2018, the Back to School Celebration will endeavor to provide school supplies and this year, "vital services and exposures" to more than two (2000) thousand economically disadvantaged youth and their families.
Last year, more than 200 individuals representing 34 partner organizations as well as numerous individuals of our Community assisted members of the 100 Black Men of Madison in this preparatory activity.



The Mission of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.


100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.



100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.



100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.
P.O. Box 787
Madison, WI 53701
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