EDUCATION is the key to opportunity and is embedded in the mission of our organization. The 100 has been mentoring African American youth for more than 50 years and knows the importance of education to one’s life trajectory and the ability to achieve dreams. Although segregation in the U.S. ended over 50 years ago, significant inequities in public education still exist today. We consider the transformation of education as one of the critical civil rights issues of our time; and staunchly believe that all youth, regardless of race and socio-economic status, must have access to quality education to become ready to compete in a global society. Knowledge is power if you have access to it and can properly apply it.
ROMINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Since the September 27th, 2013 launch, we have partnered with Romine Elementary to provide a weekly reading program for their three 2nd grade classes. Each week members from our chapter go to the school to read and discuss at least one book to each class. The intent of the program is to increase the literacy rate of the children we reach. Reading is truly "Fun"damental and we certainly enjoy giving back in this way.