ATLANTA - Milton H. Jones, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. announces the organization’s Stakeholders & Community Briefing will take place April 20, 2011 in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s Centennial Ballroom located at 265 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA. 100 of Atlanta’s CEO John T. Grant, Jr., the Board of Directors and Members, along with Project Success alumni and students, invites the Atlanta community to participate in their annual stakeholders and community meeting. This year attendees will become a part of Atlanta history as 100 Black Men of Atlanta reaches its 25 year milestone. “Providing 25 years of service to our youth, their families and to the Atlanta community is a great accomplishment but our proudest moments have been when our Project Success students successfully graduate high school and go on to realize their potential in college, in their careers and in their communities,” said Chairman Milton H. Jones, Jr.
Participating in this year’s Briefing will be the 100 Robotics Team, Troop 100 and Founders of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. Current and former Project Success students on program include: Elliott Ture, Clark Atlanta University, B.S.—Mathematics, Synergy Global Solutions Network Engineer/Director of Client Services; Jesse Brandy, Savannah State University, B.S.—Mass Communications, Tax King Express Marketing Director; Jazmine Carten, Alabama A&M University, B.S.—Accounting, University of Notre Dame, Masters of Accountancy, Ernst & Young, LLP Assurance Services; Kareem Pollard, B.B.A.—Management, Savannah State University, Mercury Youth Management Consulting, LLC Owner & C.E.O.; Najiyah McKinney, Booker T. Washington High School Class of 2011 & Posse Foundation Scholar; Vivian Stepp, Frederick Douglass High School Class of 2011 Valedictorian, & National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing Recipient.
All Phase IV Project Success students graduating high school this year will receive special recognition. Three of this year’s graduates have been awarded Posse Foundation Scholarships and one is a Gates Millennium Scholar finalist. In addition, two graduates earned presidential scholarships to Florida A&M University, and another to the West Point Military Academy “I encourage all Atlantans who are concerned about youth, to come experience what words cannot adequately describe,” stated John T. Grant, Jr., CEO. “You will hear young people speaking authentically about how the support of community and stakeholders, along with collaborations between parents, educators, volunteers and the members of the 100, has changed the trajectory of their lives."
The mission of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is to provide support and improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth in the Atlanta community. The 100 is one of the city's strongest African American volunteer organizations focused on education, enrichment and empowerment. The organization's community work is performed through its flagship program, Project Success, a mentoring and academic support initiative with the following components: The 100 Academy (Saturday School), Mentoring, the 100 Resource Learning Center (100 RLC), the Collegiate 100, The Best Academy at Benjamin S. Carson, the Project Success Robotics Alliance, Family & Youth Empowerment Programs and Health & Wellness Initiatives.