About 100 Black Men 

Our Mission

The mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte is to Enrich the lives of African American Youth through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, Economic Empowerment and Leadership.

The 100’s History

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.  These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.  Since inception, the vision has materialized to be shared by more than 10,000 members reaching over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually.  Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” very succinctly expresses how our programmatic services rendered to disadvantaged, disenfranchised and low-income youth and families positively change their life trajectory.

Auxiliary Organization

  • The Emerging 100®
  • Auxiliary Program Of 100 Black Men Of America, Inc.
  • The primary purpose of the Emerging 100® program is to provide an avenue for 100 Black Men chapters to continue their one-on-one and group mentoring to young professionals after graduation from college; continuing The 100’s philosophy of Mentoring The 100 Way® Across a Lifetime. Members of the Emerging 100® assist the local 100 Black Men Chapter (Sponsoring Chapter), as appropriate, with its programmatic initiatives that support the development of social, emotional, and educational needs of youth who need positive role models in the communities in which they live. The Emerging 100® program is not designed to, nor will it be permitted to operate as, as an autonomous, separate group that operates independently from the local 100 Black Men Chapter that sponsors the formation of the program. The right to use intellectual properties must be approved by the local Chapter through authorization from the National Headquarters of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. The Emerging 100®  is a stellar group of young professionals that expand the reach, capacity and impact of The 100.   Help Make A Difference In the Lives Of Our Youth

Board of Directors

Our board includes great leaders in the Charlotte community who are role models in their own right.  They work hard to make sure that the programs that we have stay aligned with the 100’s mission and vision to be a Brotherhood of leaders enriching the lives of African American Youth through Mentoring, Education, Economic Development , Health & Wellness and Leadership.

Annual Reports

We are proud to be recognized as the nation’s top African American led mentoring organization. In these reports, we pay homage to our past, celebrate our present and take an expectant glimpse into our future. “What They See Is What They’ll Be ®”is more than a motto. It is a source of motivation for all members in our 100 Black Men chapter network.

Frequently Asked Questions

The mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte is to Enrich the lives of African American Youth through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, Economic Empowerment and Leadership.