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"Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life."

- W.E.B. Du Bois  

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"Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time."

- Abraham Lincoln

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"When you empower a black man, you light up the world."

- Oprah Winfrey

ABOUT US

A movement without a vision would be a movement without moral foundation.”
                                                                                    – Nelson Mandela

 

 

Changing the Narrative

Established in 2012, 100 Strong is a non-profit organization borne out of the passion and vision of a group of accomplished, professional black men compelled to change the narrative of young African-Canadian black boys as it exists today. Motivated to not only make a difference, they also set about redefining black excellence, and what that looks like, by re-writing the current status quo and creating a new, lasting social commentary with a view to producing strong, ambitious leaders – one young man at a time.
 

Excellence Without Excuses

With a directed and purposeful vision in place, 100 Strong sets out to break boundaries on views within the African-Canadian community that tend to limit our young black men from reaching above and beyond their current circumstances. 100 Strong believes that when exposed to the possibilities and opportunities available, these young boys’ mindsets are impacted enough to want to change the conversation when shown a culture of professionalism and what that looks like presented as a group of accomplished black Men. The possibilities are endless and they too can become great leaders, but not without sacrifice, integrity, determination and discipline. 

Through the annual Strong Academy summer camp, the boys are not only exposed to the higher echelon of corporate powerhouses, but also taught leadership skills, how to connect and motivate each other, and think constructively while building a brotherhood of trust, honesty and integrity. Together, the boys learn new skills, they are exposed to a wider view of the world and the opportunities available to them, and begin to understand that when education becomes the underlying force, the importance and impact they can make as prospective leaders in their community, both personally and as future mentors to those behind them, creates a legacy of greatness.

Redefining leadership in the eyes of these young black boys makes a big difference when they are caught at an early age, where the impact takes greater effect, and this is the goal of 100 Strong. We exist to demonstrate and hold ourselves accountable at all times to what it truly means to be excellent, and in so doing live by the mantra “Excellence, without excuses“.

 

# of boys who can identify someone to help them with a problem
83%
# of boys who enjoy using their brain
68%
# of boys willing to go to school everyday
50%
# of boys who want to pursue post-secondary education
42%
# of boys satisfied with Strong Academy's summer program
85%

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Board Members
Donald F. McLeod, Co-Chair
Board Members
Ainsworth Morgan, Co-Chair
Board Members
Marlon Reid, Finance
Board Members
Gavin Douglas, Secretary

100 Strong FACTS

99
Years in operation
99
Sustainers to date
99
Regions & Programs
99
Scholarships Given

Testimonials

J.C.

"My son just finished the 3 weeks in Durham. He was excited to get up every morning. He came home and was engaged in conversations, excited to tell us about his day and encouraged to try new things. I saw my son grow up this summer from a boy to a young man with no limits. I can't thank this program...

S.F.

I know that our Black community needs this Academy in every city including the Durham District because the public system is failing our Black boys. Too many of our boys are put in the justice system and then into the jail pipeline."

E.F.

"I attended a meeting for 100 Strong about 2 months ago and the mere idea of this organization is incredible. I was proud to have made friends with one of the founders and to find myself among such company of intelligent, accomplished and selfless black men. What Black Strong accomplishes in its exi...

K.G.

"Last month I had the distinct pleasure of seeing about 1/2 dozen of these young men deliver words to a wide audience at 5050 Yonge Street. Everyone was impressed by these young men and the 100 Strong Academy!"

S.M.

"That was easy! Took less than 5 minutes to support this great cause! Thank you for what you do! Consider putting your money where your heart is."

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  • How to contact us:

  • Address: 24 Church Street
  • Phone: xxx.xxxx
  • Email: info@100strong.ca
  • Website: www.100strong.ca