MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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Ralph White

The overall concept of "The 100" began in 1963 in New York City, when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community.  Today the organization's four cornerstones are Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, Economic Empowerment. These are the four programs we seek to address. We are blessed to have a diverse mentoring program at Cleveland Middle School (CMS) for over 15 years. We also have partnered with Lee University and Cleveland State Community College.  They each help us bridge the gap between us and our mentees through even hosting or office space, and have provided or assisted in any number of resources we have asked for.  Through the generous support of our community and our sponsors, we continue to fund and meet the needs of programs that benefit the youth in our community. We appreciate how our sponsors have stood by us and continue to share our vision for this community.  Lee University and Cleveland State Community College have also collaborated with us in programs such as the 2+2 scholarship and other events.  

We are proud that patrons and sponsors are standing with us as we continue to be a pillar in our community that provides male influences to many of our mentees that lack male role models in their lives.  We mentor both middle and high-school aged young men and women.  

Our organization consists of community leaders, lawyers, educators, attorneys, engineers, professionals, entrepreneurs, laborers, and clergymen.  Everyone brings unique qualities and life experiences to the organization and they share them using creativity and positive energy when mentoring our youth.