As part of the 100’s partnership with local school districts, the Team Mentoring Program connects a team of mentors with 5th-8th grade boys in an 18 week program. The 100 continues partnering with several Indianapolis Public Schools. Fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at these schools will interact with mentors and work with a Success Academy virtual mentee curriculum that incorporates information on Health and Wellness, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership.
The goal of Team Mentoring is to help each student become the best young man they can be. Through the Success Academy virtual academy mentors seek to encourage personal development, academic growth, and basic life skills in all students. In addition to working with students, mentors also seek to actively engage parents of students concerning the development of their son(s).
Anyone interested in becoming a mentor with the 100 Team Mentoring Program should contact the 100 office at 317-921-1275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Academy is a 6-week educational program for students in K-8th grade. For more than 15 years, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis has partnered with other community organizations to provide students with a balance of academic classes and a variety of recreational and creative activities. Through academic classes and computerized skill-building activities, students review math, reading, and science skills in an effort to decrease knowledge loss over the summer. Other activities include financial literacy, visual and performing arts, swimming, and health awareness.
The 100 is gearing up to mentor and train students to be leaders in the industry. It’s difficult to predict trends in the labor market, however, demand for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) workers will continue to increase into the future. To date there is a limited number of STEM programs for at risk youth. Hispanic and Blacks account for only 6% of the STEM workforce, but 14 and 11 percent of the overall employment. In August of 2017, Purdue University will open Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School. This school is designed to bridge the gap between inner-city youth and the STEM field.
Our Robotics Program is in partnership with IPS 43 students in the 4th – 8th grades. In this 12-15 week program, students meet weekly with mentors from Salesforce, Lilly Co., Delphi Automotive, Cummins Inc, and Rolls Royce. These leaders will provide insight into the mechanics of assembling robots, mentoring, and hands-on training of students to one day compete against their peers in local competitions.
The Annual College & Scholarship Fair is a joint venture between the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. and Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Our annual College & Scholarship Fair has become one of the Indianapolis’s area premiere events of this type. Unlike traditional college fairs, this fair provides students with the opportunity to receive admission and college scholarships on-site in addition to meeting admissions and financial aid representatives from more than 80 universities, colleges and other higher education institutions from across the country.
Each year between 600 to 800 students will attend the annual event. Recent attendees to the College & Scholarship Fair represented 32 School Corporations, 70 Schools (Public, Charter and Private) throughout the Midwest region. On average, colleges and universities have awarded over $8 million dollars in scholarship assistance to local area college bound-students during our fair.
Collegiate 100 of Indianapolis is an organization comprised of college students who share the common vision and intent of the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. – to improve the quality of life for young African Americans. Participants in the program shall be committed to voluntarism and improving the community through group mentoring and tutoring.
To support 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. in its efforts to nurture and enhance academic achievement and personal growth.
That African American students and youth are developed to their full potential, granted equal opportunities and become productive members of a society that rewards based on excellence.
To maintain a single‐focus based on the principles of community service and adhere to the values of LEADERSHIP, HARD WORK, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, and CITIZENSHIP.
Supplement the mentoring, tutoring, and other programs of the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc., to serve as role models to African American youth, and to enhance the opportunity for African American college students to serve the community.
Dollars & $ense is a national program of the 100 Black Men of America and is provided locally by the “100” in partnership with the University of Indianapolis. Students in grades 9-12 meet weekly on the University of Indianapolis campus with a professor and their “100” mentors/tutors to learn about managing and investing money. During this 18-week program, students learn basic financial skills and develop, monitor, and assess investment portfolios. At the completion of the program, students are paired into teams of two and compete locally for cash awards. From the local competition, two students are identified to compete in the national competition held during the 100 Black Men of America’s National Conference. Team Indy won the national competition in both 2003 , 2007, 2012, and 2013.
The mission of the Beautillion Militaire is to further develop African American young men who have the capacity to be critical thinkers, culturally grounded, globally conscientious and purpose driven in their pursuit of productive relationships. This is accomplished through a 16-session program for approximately 40 males who are juniors and seniors in the Indianapolis metropolitan area public and private high schools.
During the Beautillion experience, the young men (Beaus) are presented with a variety of self-improvement topics such as wealth creation, personal financial management, post-secondary educational opportunities, preparing for college and multinational awareness. They attend cultural activities, build peer relationships and are exposed to multiple career development activities through career mentors from the 100 Black Men and others who share their professional careers. The Beaus also receive information that builds their knowledge and skills about health, religion, dating and relationships, and other topics that will enhance their preparedness for adulthood.
The Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Dinner is the culminating event. This is a formal community recognition event that gives the young men an opportunity to showcase their musical and other creative talents, drill precision, as well as their scholastic achievements. The Beaus in their formal wear and top hats will demonstrate their courtesy, good manners, and respect for others that are hallmarks of a gentleman.
During the Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Dinner, each Beau receives a share of the scholarship and book monies raised through corporate grants and donations. Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Dinner ticket sales also contribute to more scholarship money for the Beaus. The title “Mr. Beautillion Militaire” is presented to the Beau who accumulates the most overall academic achievement, service, fundraising and program participation points. Finally, the Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Dinner highlights the Beaus going through a Rites of Passage ceremony that symbolically inducts them into manhood. Parents always look especially proud as their sons receive the community’s special recognition for their outstanding accomplishments.
The application period for the 2020-21 Program Year is currently closed.