Our programs are based on our Four for the Future.
Mentoring is the signature program and cornerstone of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. (The 100). The social, cultural, emotional, and unique needs of youth, primarily African American males, are addressed through group mentoring relationships by members of The 100. Committed to our cause, our members serve as positive role models, advocates, and trusted advisors to children and young adults, including the Collegiate 100 and the Emerging 100, in the Houston community.
Health & Wellness
The 100 focuses on the well-being of the whole person: physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual through initiatives that: 1) raise awareness of health disparities and solutions; and 2) provide access to health care and wellness information that promote behavioral changes that result in healthier lifestyles, good nutrition, regular physical activity, and full ownership of one’s health.
The Houston Chapter of The 100 affiliates partner with corporations, foundations and other nonprofit organizations to promote preventative health strategies and provide education on prevalent diseases that negatively impact African Americans.
The Houston Chapter of The 100 believes in the power of education as a pathway to opportunity, while acknowledging the persistent inequities in public education. To address this, we curate regular programs like college tours and education summits, designed to expose our mentees to a broad spectrum of educational avenues, with a specific emphasis on STEM/STEAM disciplines. Research underscores that STEM degree holders constitute a significant segment of both the U.S. workforce and the college-educated population. Our mission is to foster confidence in our young men and women, empowering them to pursue careers in STEM/STEAM if they choose to do so. Moreover, The 100 serves as a valuable resource for youth who may not aspire to traditional college routes but express interest in entrepreneurship or vocational trades, equipping them to be self-reliant contributors to society.
It is the goal of The 100 to leave a legacy of wealth-building which leads to debt-free living for the youth and communities we serve. Our economic empowerment programs and initiatives foster financial literacy, career development, financial planning, investment management, and fiscal responsibility at an early age. Exposing our youth and collegiate students to the skills, strategies and mindset of entrepreneurship also provide beneficial, transferable knowledge that will help to establish a firm foundation from which they can later build upon for business development and wealth creation.