The 100 Network serves as a beacon of leadership that utilizes the diverse talents of the membership to create environments where children are motivated to achieve.
The mission of the 100 Black Men Of West Texas, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for all residents of Lubbock, Texas and West Texas with emphasis on empowering African-Americans.
The overall concept of The 100 began in 1963 in New York City when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision has materialized to be shared by more than 10,000 members reaching over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” very succinctly expresses how our programmatic services rendered to disadvantaged, disenfranchised and low-income youth and families positively change their life trajectory.
What Do We Do?
100 Black Men of America, Inc., (The 100) improves the quality of life for the communities we serve. Mentoring is the core service delivery of The 100, the largest network of African American male mentors in the nation. We influence and transform the lives of underrepresented and disenfranchised youth, with a focus on African American youth. Through our platform of Mentoring The 100 Way ®Across A Lifetime, we provide programmatic services in education, health and wellness, economic empowerment and leadership development, which makes a fundamental difference in the lives of the youth we touch and the communities we serve.
Many of the members in our network of 100 Black Men Chapters are leaders of other organizations on local, regional and national levels. These men serve as trailblazers and role models for the youth of today who will assume their positions tomorrow. By example and through leadership training, our members work tirelessly to help empower mentees to build character and create hope, aspirations, plans, and futures. Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be®” is epitomized in the servant leadership of our members.
The majority of our scholarship recipients are from low to moderate income families, we are proud that over the past 22 years we have continuously issued scholarship funds in an equitable and fair manner to a multi-racial and multi-cultural group of young men and women.
In 2018, with the generous support from our sponsors, we were able to issue college scholarships to 10 impressive and highly deserving students. As a result of the rising cost of higher education and the increasing demand for student financial support, it is our desire to exponentially enhance our giving which will allow us to reach and support more young people in 2019.
This scholarship gala will once again serve as the kick-off event for the local 2019 African American Heritage Month Celebration. Over the past 23 years, we have provided nearly $200,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors and continuing college students thanks to your support.
Our volunteer members are comprised of servant leaders and professionals from diverse sectors and backgrounds who truly believe in our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be®.” As the lives of our mentees are transformed through our mentoring model, so are the lives of mentors who serve them.
100 Black Men of America, Inc. is thankful for the many partners, sponsors, and supporters who have given their time and resources to ensure we continue to impact the lives of youth and the communities we serve.
Address: P.O. Box 6331 Lubbock, Texas 79423
Phone number: 806-680-6811
The 100 Black Men of West Texas Inc. is a 501c3 and welcomes your support. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.