School Based Mentoring is best suited when the need for mentoring is greater than the available pool of mentors. Our program is ideally suited for schools where attendance, discipline and academic achievement are in need of improvement.
The Kickoff and Orientation for this program is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am until 12:00 noon. Our community based mentoring program meets during the school year from January until May on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturday of the month on the campus of West Los Angeles College. The Application is available on the Community-Based Mentoring Page.
Pathways to Success is an Entrepreneurial Training Program designed for 9th-12th grade high school students. It is open to male and female students of color who apply for the program by January 11, 2017. Students attend an Orientation Presentation on January 14th to learn of the program expectations, requirements and outcomes.
Young Black Scholars
Fostering development that leads to college admissions and success throughout life. Young Black Scholars (YBS) helps increase the number of African American and other minority high school students who are academically and competitively prepared for college and university admissions.
To increase the number of students who can participate in the YBS Program, we've developed a Young Black Scholars Club for Middle Schools and High Schools. The clubs are a way to organize students on campus around a college going culture and to enhance the availablitity of academic enrichment activities that increase their likelihood of attending college.
Membership into the Collegiate 100 is drawn primarily from African–American male and female college students. Members of the Collegiate 100 will assist the local (Sponsoring) 100 Black Men Chapter with its programmatic initiatives that support the development of social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of youth who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live.
Health and Wellness
We design health and wellness programs that raise the consciousness of our Young Black Scholars and mentees on environmental issues as well as health issues; implementation of health education workshops and screenings, and programs regarding violence prevention and conflict resolution. The 100 teams up with other non-profit organizations to promote preventative health strategies, and provide education on prevalent diseases.
We have established programs that teach the Young Black Scholars and our See Your Future Mentoring participants how to enhance their financial literacy skills and to develop an entrepreneurial or business plan. We teach skills for use in managing daily household and personal expenses through use of a variety of methods to educate both students and parents in this very important area of life.
Some students are natural born leaders, but the majority must be taught leadership skills. Teaching students to see things from another student’s point of view. developing good communication and listening skills, and building their self confidence and giving them opportunities to lead in small group settings.