The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland Chapter provides a variety of educational, informative, and uplifting programs for the whole family. Our programs teach the necessary leadership and development skills to assist our mentees and their families in realizing and maximizing their full potential.  We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.

We are a part of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Nationally, there are over 103 chapters and more than 10,000 members. We are excited to share our interests with you and hope you find everything you need to stay informed about the “Work of the 100”. Please visit our site regularly for updates on the progress of our organization as we strive to serve our community and make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. We are thrilled about what we have achieved together over the past twenty-five years!

Our Mission

The mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.

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June 22, 2024
9:30 am – 12:00 noon

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Grady Burrows

2023 Member of the Year


2024 Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala

Saturday, December 14, 2024

5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, Ohio 44131

TIME: 6:00 P.M. – Reception

7:00 P.M. – Dinner and Program

Real Men, Giving Real Time

The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment in which Cleveland’s youth are motivated to achieve and are empowered to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of their communities.

 Mentoring is the essence of the Greater Cleveland 100. Through our signature programs of economic development, education, health & wellness, leadership development, mentoring, we aim to be Cleveland’s premier mentoring organization.

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“What They See Is What They’ll Be®”

is more than a motto. It is a source of motivation for all members of our 100 Black Men chapter network. Additionally, our motto serves as a constant reminder that we must consistently commit ourselves to personify the type of people our children will look up to and emulate. We fully embrace the immense responsibility we have to our mentees and our communities.

Improving the Lives of Young Men

The 100 Black Men of Greater Greater Cleveland Inc. is one of many International Chapters with our National Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The local chapter’s current membership is part of an international fellowship of 10,000+ committed volunteers who have impacted the lives of over 110,000 youth through mentoring and other programs designed to improve their quality of life. Mentees benefit from educational enhancement programs and life skills training conducted by organization members and other community volunteers and partners.

100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland is a volunteer organization committed to transforming the lives of youth and improving our communities through a unified mission devoted to improving the quality of life for African American youth in the Cleveland area. Mentoring is a vital part of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland.

Mentoring the 100 Way Across A Lifetime®


The Cleveland Chapter of 100 Black Men has combined the Mentoring, Education, and Health and Wellness Committees to form this program and connect a nature walk in some of our local public parks with a health and wellness, science, and environmental education component mentoring experience.

We learn that mentor and mentee bring unique characteristics to the mentoring relationship with deviating expectations. The mentor comes with experience that could be passed down from being mentored, etc., to pass on information to the mentee. Mentees are chosen in this context from a school, home, or community, and the expectation is to gain assistance from a caring adult. This training will present the necessary tools for mentors to assist in building this lifelong relationship with their mentee and avoid pitfalls that might damage the relationship or cause conflict for the mentee.

The mentee must know that the mentor can be trusted, and even if there is a misunderstanding, the relationship does not end. Help the mentee understand roles in the mentoring relationship and make sure that boundaries are made clear. The mentoring experience can prove beneficial for all involved and lay the blueprint for a lifelong relationship with training, futuristic thinking, empathy, and sympathy.

Please Read The Latest Issue Of Our Real Men Magazine

The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. has been educating and empowering youth for years. The 100 has educated African American youth, believing all children must access quality education regardless of race and socioeconomic status.

Real Men Magazine is a monthly publication of The Greater Cleveland Chapter. It serves as the voice of the Cleveland Chapter, which highlights our members and the activities we are doing in the community. It also features our supporters and partners.

This month’s issue: July 2024 Issue

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