"What They See Is What They'll Be"

News from the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

April 2016
Madison Club to Fund 100 Black Men
Award to increase mentoring for local African-American Youth


The Madison Club Charitable Foundation Monday chose 100 Black Men of Madison as the recipient of proceeds for its Nov. 5 gala, which is open to the public.

With this effort, the foundation's donations since 2005 are expected to total more than $1 million. Recent awards have ranged from $40,000 to $127,000, depending on the amount raised at the gala.
 
"Madison Club members understand our shared responsibility to our community, and we are honored to use our facility and other resources to raise needed funds," said Sheryl Theo, president of the Madison Club Foundation.
 
Madison Club President, Tracy Buglass and her husband, Bill
In 2015, the foundation pledged a multi-year effort to bridge the achievement gap in area schools.
 
The 100 Black Men will use the award for Project SOAR, which mentors African American male students, ages 12 -17, enrolled in either a middle school or high school of the Madison Public School District. Project SOAR will incorporate and serve students who are economically disadvantaged, from single parent homes, homeless, involved in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system and other African American students who can benefit from the project's offerings. The SOAR program provides one-to-one mentoring in addition to career exploration and planning programs.
 
Madison Foundation Board Member, Dr. Frank Byrne and his wife, Cindy
"The 100 Black Men are doing important work for racial equity   locally. We are very interested in their authentic approach to mentoring and career readiness for our community's kids of color, and the effect that will have on our achievement gap problems," said Theo.
 
100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. began its operation in 1994 and was incorporated in 1995 as a nonprofit organization comprised of members from many professional disciplines in the greater Madison area. 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is an affiliate of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
 
"The 100 Black Men of Madison are humbled by this amazing endorsement of our mission, to positively impact the youth of our Community, by the Madison Club Foundation.  We view this opportunity as a means to achieve the mutually beneficial outcomes of youth self-worth and self-efficacy," stated President Floyd Rose.  
 
For more information on the Nov. 5 Madison Club Charitable Foundation gala, visit www.madisonclubfoundation.org.

Project SOAR
Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness
 
The target population of Project SOAR is African American male students, ages 12 -17, enrolled in either a middle school or high school of the Madison Public School District. The Madison Project SOAR will incorporate and serve students who are economically disadvantaged, from single parent homes, homeless, involved in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system and other African American students who can benefit from the Project offerings.

Those interested in participating in the SOAR Project, should access the following:

SOAR One-to-One Mentoring Registration,  Click Here.

SOAR Career Academy Instructor Information & Registration,  Click Here .
 
SOAR Success Academy Instructor Information & Registration,  Click Here .

7 May
Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast

Today, within the context of our community, there are few actions more important than the education and mentoring of African-American children.

In concert with our Mission and Values, the 100 Black Men of Madison seek to recognize those educators and mentors who have demonstrated  an extraordinary sense of humility and a strong commitment to continual improvement, based upon a fundamental motivation to inspire student success.

On 7 May 2016, the 100 Black Men of Madison will host its fifth annual Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast at Bonefish Grill in Madison, Wisconsin.

At this event, those who have made positive differences in the lives of our children will be recognized and celebrated.


 





2016 African American History Challenge Bowl

Sarah Seymour & Julian Trammel
The 2016 African American History Challenge Bowl was held Saturday, 2 April at the Doyle Administration Building of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Danielle Crim & Alana Caire


The 100 Black Men of Madison African American History Challenge Bowl (AAHCB) is an educational program designed to enhance the appreciation and study of African American history. The AAHCB is open to all Madison Metropolitan School District Middle School Students with the goal of encouraging pride, self-worth and an appreciation of the African American legacy and culture.

 
Danielle Crim & Alana Caire
Black Hawk Middle School was crowned the winner of the 2016 African American History Bowl after a spirited final competition with Cherokee Middle School.

Black Hawk will travel to Atlanta, GA and represent the 100 Black Men of Madison at the National AAHCB Competition, 15 June.

Black Hawk's Championship Team:  Sarah Seymour, Julian Trammel, Khaleilei Kidau and Coaches Marlon Banks & Whisper Jackson






100 Black Men of Madison Welcomes New Members








MISSION

 

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.
VISION

 

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.

VALUES

 

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.
P.O. Box 787
Madison, WI 53701
E-Mail | Website

Now Accepting Articles & Photos
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