Mentee Involvement

100 BLACK MEN OF THE INLAND EMPIRE

Our Mission

The mission of the 100 Black Men Inc. of the Inland Empire is to provide youth with mentoring, education, economic empowerment, and healthy lifestyles within the community.

Through its intentional focus on “mentorship across a lifetime,” 100 Black Men of America’s local chapters prepare young men and women to realize their highest potential, by creating viable solutions to address local and national issues affecting African American communities.  Globally here are 116 chapters, and over 10,000 Black men members who mentor approximately 100,000 youth from elementary school through college graduation.

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STEM Mentoring Programs

STEM Education

The Education Committee endeavors to provide the mentees of the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire with opportunities to increase cultural awareness and critical thinking as they grow in knowledge and leadership. We engage our youth to develop and pursue a life plan beyond high school, providing programs that engage a pursuit of higher education and entrepreneurship. Annually, we participate in college fairs, history tours, and college speakers to garner and cultivate interest in post-secondary education, if appropriate. We also promote and evaluate the value of entrepreneurialism.  We expose our mentees to Black History through our Black History Showcase, where mentees research and present historical Black achievers, events or movements in Black History. These presentations include oratory, artistic, musical, or poetic forms. We engage in the historical and present-day expressions of democracy, freedom, and politics through our annual Democracy Day.

We collaborate with our other Four for the Future programs to provide students with experiences in STEM, local Black History, and Health & Wellness.

We have launched our yearlong 2023 Lego League STEM program.

Youth are exposed to STEM enrichment activities, college readiness and tours, educational mentoring, field trips and more. Our STEM program has been supported by Sunrise Rotary Club of Riverside, 100 BMIE, Morongo Band of Indians, SoCal Network. Pre-COVID years we averaged from 20 to 40 youth on the campus of Cal Baptist for STEM camp One year SunRise Rotary provided lunch for entire STEM summer. Annual STEM Summer Academy (2019-current). Some accomplishments include supporting an average of 30 youth and each week is facilitated by 100 BMIE members on a rotating basis.

100 BMIE is excited to announce a transformative partnership that aims to ignite the passion for STEM education and cultivate the next generation of innovative minds. In collaboration with the University of California-Riverside's esteemed Engineering department and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), we have embarked on an inspiring journey to guide and mentor 7th and 8th graders from Garvey Allen Academy. This visionary collaboration will see these young learners participating in a unique opportunity, as they engage in a series of immersive sessions at UCR every other Saturday morning over the span of three months

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Community/Environmental Efforts

The mentees of the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire play a crucial role in nurturing a thriving and sustainable community environment at the Seeds of Joy Community Garden. These mentees contribute substantially to the garden's mission by participating in immersive workshops, hands-on experiences of planting, caring for, and harvesting food. By actively participating in composting practices and learning about preserving and food preservation, the mentees not only foster their own personal development, but also increase their impact on the larger community. Through their participation, they become ambassadors of positive change, teaching families in the Inland Empire how to maintain nutritious gardens and adopt healthier lifestyles. As these young individuals assist 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire in managing the garden, they demonstrate the potential for intergenerational collaboration to promote sustainable practices, strengthen community ties, and produce long-lasting positive effects on the local environment and the lives of the residents.

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Community/Environmental Efforts

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Accomplishments

Mentoring Efforts

  • Taking 40 youth to a baseball game…… (September 2023)
  • Taking 8-10 youth to our national convention (Atl GA-2024)
  • Annual 100 Golf Fundraising tournament–20 Youth come and greet golfers carry golf
    bags and set up and help with the luncheon event
  • 4th year of Hands on Banking program to serve 60 or more mentees
  • Monthly service at Seeds of Joy Community Garden (30 or more mentees)
  • Feeding almost 900 food insecure people since 2018
  • Mentees speak and volunteer at 100 BMIE annual gala
  • Recognition of scholarship recipients

STEM Efforts

  • Pre-COVID years we averaged from 20 to 40 youth on the campus of Cal Baptist for STEM camp
  • Some accomplishments include supporting an average of 30 youth and each
    week is facilitated by 100 BMIE members on a rotating basis.
  • The Saturday Academy Middle/High School program of 15 students were working on STEM classes learning robotics, creating blogs, and coding along with complementary field trips when COVID hit 2020.
  • In the summer of 2022, Morongo Band of Indians partially funded our STEM summer camp offered every other Saturday for 5 weeks between July and September for 20 youth.

The Nation’s Top African American Led Mentoring Organization

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Our ongoing commitment to continuously improve and implement our programmatic initiatives is what drives us. Helping shape our mentees realize their potential by showing them how to be successful and significant, stressing the importance of obtaining and applying education, and providing them the tools that empower them for self-sufficiency, cultivated civic, and business leadership.

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