Welcome To 100 Black Men of Bradley County, Inc.
Real Men Giving Real Time
The 100 Black Men of Bradley County, a chapter of the 100 Black Men of
America, is educating and empowering youth and their families while
positively impacting communities. View event and program highlights from
the 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. Chapter.
Black Inventors Essay
The winner is Mr. Ashton Dunn he is a 7th grader at Cleveland Middle School also in the picture is Mr. Don Humes (L) President Ronnie Arnold (C) and Vice President/Mentoring Chair Tony Blair Jr.(R)
100 Blackmen Mentoring
100 Black Men of Bradley County teams up with P & G during the groups "Future CEO in Training" Mentoring Session. Duracel provides youth with a tour of their facility.
Lee University Students Hit One Out of the Park through Service
Eight freshman from Lee University exercised compassion and service by chaperoning and mentoring a group of 12 Mentees from the 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc., (100 BMBC Inc.) to a Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game. On August 22, 2009 the students, mentees, and a few members of the 100 Black Men of Bradley County, including Mr. Abu Swafford, the president of this organization, enjoyed the comforts of a box suite and free tickets, thanks to AT&T and First Tennessee Bank.
The college students are in Dr. Michael Laney’s freshman gateway class, which focuses on service and the transition for freshmen from high school to college. These students were giving back, in support of the service mission of Lee University, by spending their time to act as positive influences on this group of middle school youth from Bradley County. Mr. Swafford stated of the event, Students and mentees enjoy the view from their box seats;Photo by: Dr. Michael Laney
“We are most grateful to Mrs. Adonia Johnson Latham & First Tennessee Bank for the tickets and especially to the students at Lee University for chaperoning and mentoring our group of students at the baseball game. We could not have done it without them.”
The 100 Black Men of Bradley County Inc, concentrates its efforts on education, economic development, health/wellness, and mentoring. Formed in 1994 as an affiliate chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, the local group has received support from local individuals, business and industry, and churches. Last year, the group provided more than $82,000 in scholarship assistance to 38 area youth. In cooperation with Lee University and Cleveland State Community College, the 100 BMBC, Inc., operates a 2+2 scholarship program to help young people obtain both a two year and a four year degree.