MENTORING is the cornerstone of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and the Silicon Valley Chapter. The social, cultural, emotional, and unique needs of youth, primarily African American males and youth of color in Silicon Valley, are addressed through one-to-one relationships and group mentoring by members of the 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Chapter. Committed to the organization’s mission, our members serve as positive role models, advocates, and trusted advisors to children and young adults, including the Collegiate 100® through local chapters at San Jose State University and the Santa Clara University.
The 100’s See-You-Be-You signature mentoring program is an effective, evidenced-based and strategic intervention that helps youth reach their full potential and become contributing members of society. This program, in collaboration with middle, high schools and other college access programs, is a foundation of the Silicon Valley Chapter’s Mentoring Program.
Mentoring the 100 Way Across a Lifetime®, sustains mentoring relationships of at least a school year and often over multiple years, and can happen at any stage of a mentee’s life, including college and beyond. The unique, innovative mentoring through our See-You-Be-You initiatives are locally relevant and vary by affiliate. Our volunteer members are comprised of servant leaders and professionals from diverse sectors and backgrounds who truly believe in the national motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be®.” As the lives of our mentees are transformed through our mentoring model, so are the lives of mentors who serve them and our community that needs them.
The 100 Black Men of America’s innovative Online Mentor Training and interactive Virtual Mentee Curriculum are proprietary web-based tools available only to 100 Black Men Chapter members, mentees and their authorized network of volunteers, Collegiate 100® and Emerging 100® members. Both tools are password protected and unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Upon satisfactory completion of the five-module, Online Mentor Training program, Certificates of Completion are issued by the national organization. The five-module Mentee Curriculum has student pre- and post-tests, S.M.A.R.T. goals exercises, as well as Mentor Guides for each module to assist facilitators with the lessons and corresponding activities.