This year’s gala is on August 26, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel. Purchase tickets here. Learn more about the gala and the mentoring efforts of the 100 Black Men of Central Illinois in this short video.
Mentoring the 100 Way uses three different techniques:
Tag Team Mentoring
All techniques focus on being S.M.A.R.T.
Specific: Specific and clearly defined mentoring population
Measurable: Measure and evaluate effectiveness
Attainable: Setting goals that are attainable for the children and mentors
Realistic: Goals should be realistic (makes sense to the mentee)
Target Driven: Have a set target of pursuit
The 100 Black Men of Central Illinois (100 BMCI) will host its annual Twin City-wide African-American History Challenge (AAHC). Event location/date/time pending. Scholarship prizes up to $1000 per person will be awarded to the top finishing teams. The teams will compete on the basis of their accumulated knowledge of names, dates, places and events in African-American history from a book provided to each participating student. There is no minimum/maximum number of teams that can compete in the AAHC.
Arthur Lee Smith, PhD., created a movement that resulted in a plan to establish a local chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. From that point, Dr. Smith began to speak to potential members from various positions in the community. In August 2003, a meeting was held at a local church with members from the 100 Black Men of Chicago in attendance, and the group made the decision. In December 2003, the 100 Black Men of Central Illinois, Inc. became an official chapter.
The 100 Black Men of Central Illinois, Inc would like to thank the following sponsors who believe in the mission and value of our chapter, members and community:
State Farm – Visit Michael Harris or Axel Jimenez for your family’s insurance and financial service needs.
Rogers and Hollands – Visit David Haynes and his outstanding staff at Eastland Mall for all your jewelry needs.