Meet The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis

The 100 Black Men
LEARN ABOUT THIS DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION THAT TRULY IMPACTS THE ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY IN WHICH WE LIVE AND SERVE. 

LEARN ABOUT THIS DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION THAT TRULY IMPACTS THE ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY IN WHICH WE LIVE AND SERVE. 

The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community based organization, incorporated in Missouri, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all.  The membership is comprised of a diverse group of men including business executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, clergy, and elected officials.  

The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is an organization that was formed in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school, or are already entangled with the juvenile court system.  The goal of the organization is to identify youth who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives.  The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.   The organization also provides Health Initiatives and Economic Development Workshops for the community at large.   Thus, the primary function of The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis is to provide opportunities through initiatives, known as our signature “Four For The Future” Programs in the areas of Leadership, Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. 

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THE ORGANIZATION
The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis

was formed in 1983 by Jessie C. Swanigan and Fredrick B. Wright as a mechanism through which prominent black men in St. Louis metropolitan area could leverage their collective talent, ability and energy toward achieving meaningful gains for the black community. The organization is dedicated to providing mentoring development.  On a national level, there are over 121 chapters and over 15,000 members across the United States, England and Bahamas.  The St. Louis chapter was one of 5 founding chapters of the national organization “100 Black Men America.”  The 100, is a diverse non-partisan collection of men at the top of their game in a variety of industries.  Our membership consists of business owners, executives, professionals, educators, politicians, and religious leaders.  Despite our membership’s diversity we share three things in common: a commitment to brotherhood, communities, and taking positive goal-directed action.  Since our founding, we have continued to serve as a catalyst for community empowerment while also providing a much needed support system.

OUR FOCUS
The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis

focuses on our signature “Four for the Future” programs: Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness and Economic Development. 

OUR MISSION
To improve the quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for underserved communities. 

OUR VISION
To serve as a beacon of leadership utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve and be empowered to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. 


BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
First and foremost our members value the camaraderie and brotherhood the organization affords. Secondly and equally as important we see the organization as a vehicle through which we can make valuable contributions to moving our communities brought about by having hundreds of success oriented black men together in one organization.

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