Opinion

100 Black Men of Madison help kids SOAR

100 Black Men of Madison help kids SOAR

There's no question that in the last several years this community has stepped up its corporate – nonprofit – citizen, volunteer support of Madison's schools.

In part the importance of community support has become more apparent. In part Superintendent Jen Cheatham and her staff have invited and welcomed the partnerships. This week's announcement of 100 Black Men of Madison's new Project SOAR is a great example.

With more than a dozen collaborators, 100 Black Men will mentor 300 African American male students to lower truancy and increase graduation rates.

The students will learn about career opportunities and topics like financial literacy, relationships, the justice system and more. Forty will receive 40 hours of one-on-one mentoring.

This is hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves stuff. 100 Black Men has stepped up big time and we believe the entire community will see the results. We are impressed and very appreciative.


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