Igniting Young Minds, Creating A Better Future
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Our goal is to teach African American youth the tools needed to make the world a better place.
Beginning with early education, how the teacher nurtures your child’s talents will determine the path he/she will walk in life. Teachers are incubators that bring out the best of the child by stimulating their minds, inspiring them to do great things.
For 40 years, the 100 has educated African American youth, believing that all youth, regardless of race and socioeconomic status must have access to quality education.
We provide these youth with a fun, individualized teaching approach that prepares them for school and life while building their creativity. We’re not just tutors, we are inspirers and mentors. Helping children become the best version of themselves creating a better future.
The STEM Leadership Academy was established in January 2015 at Hodgen Elementary School as a collaborative effort between the 100 Black Men and St. Louis Public Schools under the leadership of Benjamin Nesbitt, Keith Morrell, and Vikki DeClue. Students, comprised of 7 teams, have begun building and initially programming their own robots.
Youth Ambassadors (YA's)
An auxiliary organization that extends the 100’s mission to local high school students that are in academic good standing and have a passion to lead and deliver community service. The goal is to groom leaders now and for the future while equipping these young leaders with information to make better decisions that will affect their life long term. Students are coached, mentored, groomed and directed along paths of self-exploration, improvement and development that result in discoveries of latent creativity and a desire to excel.
The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis has been educating and empowering youth for nearly 30 years. The Organization works with local school systems, corporate and community sponsors to deliver educational support services and unique learning opportunities that assist youth in achieving their educational goals. The Organization’s education initiatives inspire confidence, create cultural awareness and foster academic leadership.