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The 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. are looking for members of the community to nominate an outstanding mentor, educator, or mentee that will be honored at Project Soar’s Mentor, Educator, and Mentee Recognition Ceremony Wednesday, May 3, 6-8 p.m. at the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

The 100 Black Men of Madison was established with the concept that it would make a positive difference in the lives of area youth, especially African American males, through mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development programs. The members of 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. are actively involved in mentoring as well as projects like African American History Challenge Bowl, Back-to-School Picnic, Health and Wellness and Golf Outing.

Nomination submissions for Project Soar’s Mentor, Educator, and Mentee Recognition Ceremony are due by end of business day of April 26. The criteria are listed below.

Criteria for Outstanding Mentor Nomination

◆ Demonstrates strong ability to foster excellence in education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of African-American student learning and the learning environment for African-American youth
◆ Demonstrates leadership in educational development of African-American youth, locally or statewide and/or at a national level, both within or out of the school setting
◆ Displays exemplary interpersonal skills in communicating with African-American students, parents, administrators, community members and professional colleagues
◆ Engages parents/families as partners in the learning process to enhance student achievement

Criteria for Outstanding Mentee Nomination

◆ Increased school attendance
◆ Increased GPA
◆ Illustrates desired changes in targeted behaviors, i.e., better perception of social support, increase social competence, reduced incident of re-arrests or juvenile court involvement
◆ Does NOT demonstrate anti-social behavior (i.e. encouraging resistance to gang involvement and decreases substance abuse)

Criteria for Outstanding Educator Nomination

◆ Demonstrates strong ability to foster excellence in education as evidenced by ongoing contributions to the improvement of African-American student learning and the learning environment for African-American youth
◆ Demonstrates leadership in educational development of African-American youth, locally or statewide and/or at a national level, both within or out of the school setting
◆ Displays exemplary interpersonal skills in communicating with African-American students, parents, administrators, community members and professional colleagues
◆ Engages parents/families as partners in the learning process to enhance student achievement

For more information about nominating a community member, click here.

Written by Madison365 staff

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