Education

Helping kids make the grade

Desire to pursue higher education should not be extinguished due to lack of either funding or the college preparation that makes students better candidates for college acceptance. Over the years, The 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc has invested considerable effort towards closing the achievement gap in academics between African American youth and their peers in other ethnic groups. Our college prep initiatives address the quality and quantity of information, resources, and tools available to youth. We have provided free ACT/SAT practice exams, reduced priced exam prep courses, college campus visitation, workshops on preparing for, and funding a college education. In addition we host the largest College Scholarship Fair targeting African American and Latino students in the Midwest, drawing bus loads of students from as far as: Detroit, Milwaukee, Rockford, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.