Youth Movement is a youth development program of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., whose mission is to improve the overall health and well-being of youth through structured physical fitness training, wholesome food choices, character development, and mentoring. Through these activities, Youth Movement helps students improve their health, develop long-term goals, and overcome obstacles and achieve lifetime success.
Mentoring and Education Program
Over 600 young lives have been touched since 1991. More than 300 Saturday Academy sessions have been conducted for the betterment of our youth.
Structured one-on-one and group mentoring is offered to students living with risk factors
Help is given students to develop high self-esteem and an appreciation for education through Saturday Academy Program, twice-monthly workshops in citizenship, leadership development, life skills, study skills, financial literacy, cultural enrichment and community service
Partnerships have been developed with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, KIPP Charlotte Academy, and the Urban League of Central Carolinas
New candidates for the Movement of Youth are referred by school administrators, and social case workers as 6th- and 9th graders, or by request of family members
Two mentees won 2009 Dollars and $ense competition award of $3,000 scholarships
Two student delegates won 2010 African American History Challenge senior division
award of $3,000 scholarships; two mentees in 2010 junior division were finalists
Movement of Youth University
The MOY program offers twice monthly group mentoring sessions from September to June. The program guides 70 Black male mentees through STEM awareness, math and literacy tutoring, health & wellness, finance, Civics and Black History. Field trips, community service, cultural and sports events are incentives. STEM subjects via robotics were employed to improve math and science grades and to prepare our youth for the future, in which STEM careers are growing in significance. Our First Tech Challenge (FTC) team Autonomous Rex, comprised of older or more advanced mentees who have aged out of our First Lego League (FLL) program, won a state qualifier competition and competed in Greensboro at the State Championships in 2016. Math and literacy tutoring assistance are provided by Mathnasium and the Academic Advantage Center for mentees who are academically challenged. Individualized tutorial programs include face to face tutoring, virtual tutoring, and school visits by the tutors.
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