With a mission to improve the quality of life and enhance educational opportunities for African-Americans, members of the 100 Black Men of America Inc. continue to serve as a strong force in the world by overcoming the cultural and financial obstacles that have limited the achievements of some African-Americans, particularly young African-American males. The 100 Black Men of America Inc. has grown to over 106 chapters with more than 10,000 members who continue to strive to improve the quality of life in our communities and enhance the educational and economic opportunities for African-American youth. The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. has impacted the lives of over 100,000 youth who participate annually in its mentoring and youth development programs.
As a local chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, 100 BMCI is a community based, service focused organization serving the youth of our area. The Central Illinois Chapter was founded in Bloomington-Normal and has diligently served this community for a decade. As mentoring needs have continued to grow over the years, the members of the 100 BMCI have consistently risen to the challenge of making a difference in the lives of young men, especially minorities. Recently, dialogue with leaders in Peoria have provided an understanding of how the 100 BMCI programs and structure can enhance current efforts and/or fill needs not met within the Peoria area.
All 100 Black Men chapter organizations have strategically channeled their resources toward programs that support four important areas (pillars) identified as critical to the future of minorities:
- Health & Wellness, and
- Economic Development
In order to have a presence in Peoria, we are asking for all interested men to come learn about the 100 Black Men of America and the Central Illinois Chapter during a Peoria Community-Wide BMCI Information/Introduction event:
- Location: GWCC
- Date: Saturday, January 21st 2017
- Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm