Men, gentlemen and Kings, the registration opens TODAY 12/1/11 for the Annual 100 Black Men 2012 Conference set for June 13 – 17, 2012 at Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. This esteemed conference includes workshops on effective mentoring, community empowerment projects, discussions on eliminating pandemics, education policies, Health & Wellness, balancing family with work & volunteerism, activites for youth & families: financial education, health and fitness sessions, and literacy reading circles just to name a few, award ceremonies & so much more. There’s also seminars for mentees, like workshops on college admissions, the effects of hip-hop imagery, steps to reaching financial goals and scholarship competitions presented by State Farm. Past Keynote speakers and presenters include the CEO & Chairman of Wells Fargo John Stumpf, Ed Gordon, Roland Martin, Judge Glenda Hatchett, pioneer of Black Studies Dr. Julia Hare and renowned motivational speaker & fellow poet Sekou Andrews. Last year’s performers included the legendary Doug E. Fresh, soulstress Ledisi, and R&B legend Alexander O’Neal.
Ron Brown, president of the Silicon Valley chapter says,
“The annual conference was historically only for members, but over the years has expanded to engage our mentees and the public on a deeper level. Of course, we want to inspire them with informative programs, but we hope they have a little fun in the process.”
What is 100 Black Men?
“Since incorporating in 1986, The 100 has established itself as the nation’s leading organization for pairing at-risk youth with African-American male mentors for multi-year commitments of guidance through their grade school education and beyond. Additionally, the organization’s 116 chapters around the world deliver mentoring programs and workshops that educate their communities in the areas of Education, Health & Wellness, Leadership Development, and Economic Empowerment.”