With more than 10,000 members in eighty-two chapters in the United States, the Virgin Islands, and Africa, The 100 Black Men of America is one of the most highly recognized non-profit organizations in the African American community. In this book the "100" shares the successful blueprint of its Miracles of Mentoring program, from which more than 100,000 kids of all colors have benefited.
In this engaging and heartfelt work, The 100 Black Men of America shows you exactly what you can do to invest in America’s future by mentoring a child.
In a style that is friendly and instructive, National President Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., outlines the how-tos of successful mentoring. Whether you’re on the front line working one-to-one with a mentee, or are part of a collaborative/group mentoring effort, The Miracles of Mentoring will teach you: the ten tickets of mentoring; how to figure out if mentoring is for you; the five stages of the mentoring relationship; how to create a partnership in your community or workplace.
Also included are inspirational stories from the members of the "100" and their nationwide outreach-the thousands of African American men who give of themselves, "real men giving real time"-and from the young people whose lives have been enriched. A comprehensive resource section of mentoring organizations and programs closes the book.
As Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., President of the "100," says in the Introduction: "When you give of your time, experience, and wisdom to a young person, you're sowing the seeds of pride, confidence, and accomplishment."
About Thomas Dortch
The 100 Black Men Of America, Inc., is a nonprofit organization founded in 1963 to make a difference in the African American community. Its programs have aided millions of individuals annually, positively affecting families, communities, and the nation.
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., is the National President. Other prominent members include Bill Cosby, Colin Powell, Denzel Washington, Hank Aaron, Andrew Young, Johnnie Cochran, and Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell.
About Carla Fine
Carla Fine is the author of two earlier books, Married to Medicine: An Intimate Portrait of Doctors' Wives and Barron's Guide to Foreign Medical Schools. She has written articles for Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, and Omni, and has appeared on national television programs, as well as on many local TV and radio shows around the country. She lives in New York City.
"In an era where few heroes emerge, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., serves as a tremendous example of leadership for the youth of today."
"Tommy Dortch is a man for all seasons-an accomplished hero in business, community, and political arenas?On issues pertaining to African Americans Tommy has shown unflagging courage?He has demonstrated what can be achieved if only you have the courage to try."
--Earl Graves, Chairman and CEO, Earl G. Graves, Ltd.