100 Black Men of
Greater Little Rock
Founded in 2000, the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock chapter seeks to improve the quality of life within our communities through Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Development. The overall concept of The 100 began in 1963 in New York City when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. We spoke with Chapter President Kenneth "Muskie" Harris about the nonprofit.
What success stories have you experienced since receiving the grant from the Building Black Communities Fund, either internally and externally?
Internally, the funding has helped us provide fellowshipping services for our mentees, parents, and club members.
What do you wish more people knew about your nonprofit?
We want the central Arkansas community to know their young boys are eligible to participate in the 100 S.M.A.R.T Academy mentorship program. The purpose of the 100 Academy mentorship program is to effectively mentor young men between the ages of 13-17 by providing them with guidance, support, and education. "SMART" stands for Success, Motivation, Academics, Respect, and Trust.
Where do you see your organization in the next three to five years?
I have plans for our organization to achieve having 100 Men in our chapter. We also would like to have our collegiate program's footprint on all universities and colleges campuses in Arkansas.