Mentoring

The mentoring program for the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area is a structured program which brings about a trusting relationship between members of our organization and youth in the community. We offer guidance, support, coaching and encouragement aimed at developing and improving the competence and character of the high school and college students in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We mentor, motivate, and lead by example. Members of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area are outstanding leaders in their chosen professional fields and in the community. We care about the well being of the students and our ultimate goal is to help them bring out strengths and develop character that
is already present within them.

The youth in our community have a great potential to succeed in life and contribute greatly to society. In many cases, comprehensive and continuous mentoring is one of the key elements to their success in school and in life.

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Junior 100 Program works with African American male high school students grades 9-12. The program focuses on mentoring, life skills coaching, life academic achievement, college preparation and career skills training.

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Collegiate 100 Program at the University of California, Berkeley is an auxiliary organization to chapter. The mission of the “Collegiate 100” is to enhance the educational experience of African American students at the university, act as a support group, offer peer counseling
to fellow students, and serve as a resource center.

The members of the “Collegiate 100” assist the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area in responding to the social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of young Black children who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live. Members of our chapter serve as mentors and advisors to “Collegiate 100” members by providing career advancement counseling and support for undergraduate students applying to graduate and professional schools. Our chapter also helps “Collegiate 100” members secure summer internships and full-time employment with corporations, public agencies, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Mentoring Program is based on the National Mentoring Program.

Some of the key elements of the program include:

  • Developing excellent self-esteem
  • Developing excellent scholastic achievement skills
  • Developing career planning skills
  • Developing professional growth planning skills
  • Improving communication skills for better connections with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improving time management skills
  • Improving adversity handling skills