Middle Georgia Regional College & Career Fest
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The 100 Black Men of Macon Middle Georgia CareerFest Project applies a hybrid Team Mentoring Program, which follows a classroom-mentoring program model that strives to:
Inspire and motivate students to do well in school
Expose students to various college and career options
Encourage students towards healthy and positive lives
Help students to create viable life plans and make good decisions
The 100 Black Men of Macon Middle Georgia Project manages one of the largest Mentoring Programs in Georgia. Our motivational speakers have mentored over 10,000 students in public, private and parochial elementary and high schools. Our program requires periodic visits during the school year with speakers addressing two or three classes of 6th- through 12th-grade students in groups of 20 to 35. The motivators are from business, government, finance, education, construction, medicine, law, engineering, technology, communications, and other professions.
Mentors stress the importance of (S.T.E.M.) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We also collaborate with Regional GEAR-UP students, by talking to students about their jobs. The specific preparation is necessary for their jobs, whether college or other training was required to take that job, and most importantly, what students need to do in school to prepare for a successful life in the world of work. Additionally, mentors offer students advice on making good decisions about basic life choices.
Classroom-based mentoring adds substantial value to the development of upper grade and high school students. When students see examples of what they can become, they are more likely to take school seriously, to do well in school academically and to graduate from elementary and high school with college aspirations.
We at The 100 Black Men of Macon Middle Georgia do all the work and scheduling; schools just give us a date and assign a contact person.
Desire to pursue higher education should not be extinguished due to lack of either funding or the college preparation that makes students better candidates for college acceptance. Over the years, The 100 Black Men of Macon Georgia, has invested considerable effort towards closing the achievement gap in academics between African American youth and their peers in other ethnic groups. Our college-prep initiatives address the quality and quantity of information, resources, and tools available to youth. We have provided free ACT/SAT practice exams, reduced-priced exam prep courses, college campus visitation, workshops on preparing for, and funding a college education. In addition we host the largest College Scholarship Fair targeting African American and Latino students in the Macon-Middle Georgia area, drawing busloads of students from 24 Central Georgia Counties as far as Dooley, Telfair, Jasper, Taylor, and Chatham Counties. Additionally, we collaborate with the Department of Juvenile Justice, and The Mentors Project that helps provide youth service.
The 100 defines economic empowerment as the ability to be self determined in creating dreams, pursuing them and ultimately perpetuating them by establishing the mechanisms to sustain generational wealth. Program initiatives promote generationally economic self-sufficiency through financial literacy, family wealth building, and entrepreneurship.
Macon-Middle Ga. Step Forward Program
In February 1997, The 100 began a partnership with the Department of Juvenile Justice with Step Forward. An alternative sentencing program in partnership with the Bibb County Juvenile Court for first time non-violent offenders. The juveniles are involved in extensive counseling, mentoring and training sessions on conflict resolution and self-esteem.
Boy Scouts of America Scout-Reach Program
In 2016, The 100 chartered Troop 100 as a traditional Boy Scout troop.
The mission of Troop 100 of Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Scout Law: A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind. Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave. Clean, Reverent.
Health & Wellness
The 100 Black Men of Macon Georgia’s health and wellness goals are to raise awareness, provide access to health care and health information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle and well-being of youth through structured physical fitness training, wholesome food choices, character development, and mentoring. Through civic and corporate partnerships, the 100 Black Men of Macon Georgia delivers health education programs and free health screenings in our community periodically.