100 Black Men in 100 Days is a grassroots initiative that aims to find, train and deploy men of color who are ready to serve their communities. This community partnership will launch in February 2022 across Montgomery, Alabama.
The need for this program is clear in the wake of increased crime rates, social injustices, and attempts to disenfranchise across our communities. African Americans have historically suffered injustices that have left families broken, economically constrained, and without fathers. It has since continued into today’s society where black males are disproportionately affected by violence and unemployment rates. The goal of this program is to equip black men with the skills and resources to restore hope across our communities.
How the Program Will Work
We will begin by canvassing neighborhoods and recruiting 100 black men to serve as community ambassadors across identified areas. Each ambassador will complete our mentor certification and will be given access to tools and resources to implement community plans that are developed in collaboration with community stakeholders. Some of the topics that will be covered in the training include:
- Restoring Families
- Economic Empowerment
- Leadership Development
After the men have completed the training, they will be deployed to serve in various capacities, such as mentors, community activists, and educators.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery is committed to breaking cycles of poverty and violence that often plague our communities.