What We Do
The 100 Black Men of Myrtle Beach, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 organization founded in 2008 by men committed to making a meaningful difference in the local community. The Chapter’s membership is comprised of a diverse group of men that includes business owners, educators, engineers, doctors, lawyers, community leaders, and public servants who are deeply connected to the communities where they live and work. Members represent three metropolitan areas within the Grand Strand: Myrtle Beach, Conway, and Georgetown, SC.
The intellectual diversity present in the chapter’s membership combined with social partnerships from three geographic locations has created a solid framework for an extensive youth mentoring network. With a disciplined approach to executing partnership strategies, the 100 Black Men of Myrtle Beach has maintained a focus on making a measurable impact in the black community. A large part of the chapter’s success rests in its ability to ally with kindred organizations, and where appropriate, with organizations in which our membership has associations. The chapter seeks alliances that are naturally centered around our “Four for The Future” programming which focuses on Mentoring, Education, Economic Development, and Health and Wellness.
The chapter leads efforts that create dialogue, leverage resources, and promote action through collaborative organizational partnerships. Our goal is to continually be a socially conscious association of concerned black men, determined to affect positive change for black families in the Greater Myrtle Beach Area.
The following men are charter members of the organization: Belshazzar Graham, MSgt. William Griffin, Martin Lamar Gunn, CO, C-PED, Thomas Jackson, III, Anthony “AJ” Jefferson, Winston McIver, Jr., MD, Homer Schofield, Lamalik Sherman, Darryl Stanley, Curtis Walker, Ricarldo “Ricky” Washington, George Williams, Sr., Ralph Wilson, Jr., Esq., and Ralph Wilson, Sr., Esq.
Since its inception, the 100 Black Men of Myrtle Beach, Inc. has remained visible in the community through its mentoring program, involvement in community health and economic forums, initiatives to provide school supplies for children, and participation in annual educator recognition programs. The chapter sponsors an annual fall benefit gala and summer golf tournament as means to obtain funding for ongoing programs. The organization co-sponsors an annual Youth Summit, provides support through sponsorships to other groups such as the March of Dimes, Conway and Myrtle Beach annual Back-to-School events, and the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program for several area schools.
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