100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
PO Box 300676
Kansas City MO 64130
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (877) 810-8252
Mission Statement
The 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City is an all-volunteer organization and was formed in 2006, as one of 116 chapters nationally and internationally with over 10,000 members serving 100,000 youth participants. 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City is devoted to improving the quality of life for young African American men through several mentoring, educational, and life skills programs led by
professional men from various industries and fields, serving as community volunteers: "Real Men Giving Real Time."
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Herston R. Fails
Board Chair Company Affiliation Front End Developer/Designer, NIC Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
The 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City is an all-volunteer organization and was formed in 2006, as one of 116 chapters nationally and internationally with over 10,000 members serving 100,000 youth participants. 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City is devoted to improving the quality of life for young African American men through several mentoring, educational, and life skills programs led by
professional men from various industries and fields, serving as community volunteers: "Real Men Giving Real Time."
Background Statement
The 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City (100 BMGKC) was first formed in 2006 by eight men who envisioned building on the 100’s legacy of “Real Men Giving Real Time.” After months of planning, recruitment, and selections, the chapter was formally chartered in February of 2007, inducting 28 men of varying industries and professional fields. Its first president, Keith Jones, was among the founders of the organization; another founding member, Anthony Williams, served as the group’s first vice president, and succeeded Jones as president the following year.The current president and 9 year member, Herston R. Fails, succeeds Brian Foster a charter member of the chapter.
 
As its first partnership, the 100 BMGKC’s Program Development committee partnered with Operation Breakthrough, a nationally accredited, not-for-profit organization, located in the center of Kansas City’s urban core, offering quality child care, meals, and youth activities for low-income parents. The goal of the partnership was to provide mentoring and supervised activities for young men, who often “dropped out” of Operation Breakthrough’s care around adolescence. The 100 BMGKC responded by creating 1:1 mentorship pairings, group activities (e.g., boating at Lake Jacomo), workshops (e.g., Professional Development), and excursions (e.g. campus visit to University of Missouri-Columbia). Eventually, the mentoring program expanded to include young men from Kansas City’s University Academy. Today, the 100 BMGKC’s mentoring program welcomes eligible young men from the entire Kansas City metropolitan area.
Impact Statement
In Kansas City, 1 out of every 9 residents is living below the poverty level and nearly 140,000 children qualify for free and reduced lunches each year. There are significant risk factors that students living in poverty must deal with according to Eric Jensen in "Teaching with Poverty in Mind": emotional and social challenges; acute and chronic stressors; cognitive lags; and health and safety issues. These risk factors can present significant challenges to students' academic and social success. 100BMGKC focus their efforts on providing mentoring, education, youth development and scholarships for African American high school students in Kansas City's urban core, working to mitigate these risk factors. 100BMGKC utilizes a strong volunteer base of business and community leaders to mentor and educate students. According to the 2014 Study "Reporting the Mentoring Effect" by Civic Enterprise and Hart Research, "Mentoring helps young people, especially at-risk youth, succeed in school, work, and life. A strong research base supports the efficacy of quality mentoring, including a recent meta-analysis of more than 73 independent mentoring programs that found positive outcomes across social, emotional, behavioral, and academic areas of youth development."
100BMGKC sees the impact their work can have on students' lives and are working together with many other organizations in Kansas City to reach out and improve the lives of at risk youth living in poverty. Through their two educational mentoring programs, 100BMGKC reached over 50 students in 2016 and through food drives, volunteer work, and toy drives, 100BMGKC helped hundreds of families living in poverty. With more than 140,000 children living at or near the poverty level in the Kansas City area, the need is high. In 2017, 100BMGKC is looking to expand their capacity to reach more students and improve their lives, so each student can then give back and help lift others in our community out of poverty.
Needs Statement
1. Program support - $20,000-$50,000
2. Scholarship support for students - $20,000
3. Volunteers
4. Mentors
5. Toys and food for drives throughout the year
Service Categories
Men's Service Clubs
Programs
Description Safe Passage is a curriculum based program that focuses on four primary areas: developing life skills both hard and soft; promoting education including post high school opportunities like four year colleges, junior colleges, vocational and other programs and certifications leading to career fields; community service; and exploration of the institutions and cultures of Greater Kansas City. According to Policy Link and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity's Profile of the Kansas City Region, "There is a looming skills and education gap for the region's African Americans and Latinos, whose rates of postsecondary education are lower than the share of future jobs that will require that level of education." 100BMGKC has structured their mentoring programs to work to close the educational gap for African American students in Kansas City and to equip, enrich and empower young men so they can make the choices necessary to lead healthy, successful and satisfying lives.
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served Blacks, African Heritage, ,
Short-Term Success
Indicators that show that a student is reaching these goals include: improvement in academic achievement including grades, test scores, teacher feedback, improved behavior in school and at home, student's own evaluation of their attitude, future goal setting, community engagement, and personal lifestyle choices like avoiding drugs and alcohol, and improvement or stabilization of school attendance.
 
Long term goals include high school graduation and college or continuing education after high school. While Safe Passage is teaching a combination of hard and soft skills, it can be challenging to measure success and improvement in a short time frame like one year. Each student will have their own challenges and needs so their outcomes will be measured individually, in addition students will be encouraged to participate in the program during their entire high school careers.
Long-Term Success
The guiding principles of the organization, and the Safe Passage program specifically, include these key personal attributes that increase a student's ability to be successful. These are the primary goals of the program:
  • Be Purpose Driven – Set goals and work hard to achieve them.
  • Be A Leader – Set a good example and be a positive influence on others.
  • Serve Others- Utilize your time and talent to serve your family & community. Give more than you take.
  • Be Respectful – Show respect for yourself and others.
  • Pursue Knowledge – Excel in your education and be coachable. Realize knowledge is "power".
  • Be Responsible- Take responsibility for your actions and life direction.
  • Work Hard – Always give your best effort and do more than what is expected.
  • Believe in Yourself – Realize that you can achieve your dreams if you focus and apply yourself. Have the courage to succeed.
Program Success Monitored By 100BMGKC recognizes the importance of measuring and monitoring the success of each student involved in their programs. This is important both for the funders, donors and members who are partners in the organization's success overall, but more importantly its powerful for students to be able to see a progression in their growth, education and responsibility. The organization plans to use surveys of students, parents, mentors, and teachers when possible to measure a before and after view of each student and their success. All participants in the program, including parents, mentors, students and teachers when available, will take a survey at the beginning of the program and at the end of the school year in order to measure the success and growth of each student. Questions will track both quantitative/qualitative information like attendance and grades, as well as more anecdotal evidence like parent and mentor impressions of the student and the student's own story and reflection.
Examples of Program Success 100BMGKC reached over 50 students in 2016 and through food drives, volunteer work, and toy drives, 100BMGKC helped hundreds of families living in poverty.
Description
The ACT Right program provides free ACT test preparation classes and support for African American high school students, both male and female, helping students become better equipped to score well on the test. Higher ACT test scores open up acceptance to more colleges and additional scholarship opportunities, which are vital in ensuring more students attend four year colleges.
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Blacks, African Heritage, ,
Short-Term Success Students will feel more prepared and be more successful in completing their high school careers and receiving a higher ACT score.
Long-Term Success
The ACT Right program exists to help African American high school students study and prepare for the ACT test in order to increase their scores and the likelihood they will be accepted at more four year colleges and be more competitive in securing scholarships and financial support.
Program Success Monitored By
Students are required to attend a certain number of classes and are required to provide their test scores if taken before they’ve completed the ACT Right program and test scores after completion of the program for comparison.
Examples of Program Success In general, students felt more prepared and had more confidence before and during the ACT test.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Herston R. Fails
Company Affiliation Front End Developer/Designer, NIC Inc.
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Roland Craddolph Business Process Architect, Commerce Bank
Mr. Jeff Davis Owner of Real Options, LLC
Mr. Herston R. Fails Front End Developer/Designer, NIC Inc.
Mr. Brian Foster Retired Sprint Executive
Mr. Duane Joseph President, MaranthaEd, LLC.
Mr. Jerry Rose Retired FBI Senior Executive Agent
Mr. Fred Wise Human Resources Director, Hallmark
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $47,580
Projected Expenses $46,545
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the organization's internal financials. 
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$9,523$16,032$20,024
Administration Expense$7,532$3,907$4,926
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.190.940.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses56%80%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$9,453$8,710$12,783
Current Assets$9,453$8,710$12,783
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$9,453$8,710$12,783
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
Address PO Box 300676
Kansas City, MO 64130
Primary Phone (877) 810-8252
Contact Email jerryrose59@att.net
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Herston R. Fails
Board Chair Company Affiliation Front End Developer/Designer, NIC Inc.
Year of Incorporation 2006