Project Excel

Mentoring is the cornerstone of the 100 and is provided to black males in grades 6-12 through the flagship program, Project Excel. Following its motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” the 100 very succinctly expresses how youth are mentored and supported to develop essential life skills, improve academic performance, and develop citizenship.  In addition, youth participating in Project Excel are afforded enrichment opportunities, academic support and tutoring, as well as FREE access to all other youth programs offered by the organization.

Bi-monthly mentoring sessions are held throughout the school year on Saturdays from 9am – Noon.  Students will be served a light breakfast and lunch.  Transportation is not provided.


The 100 provides a curriculum structured around the following core areas:

  • Self-Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Assertion Skills
  • Personal Relations
  • Career Readiness
  • Youth Excursions

Application Process

Application Period: We strongly encourage parents/guardians to apply during the enrollment of May – June of each calendar year (unless we meet registration capacity prior to registration deadline.) 

Eligibility: Minority males in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in Project Excel.  Applications are accepted during the enrollment period.  Upon submission and review of a completed application, parents/guardians will be contacted to schedule an interview.  Notification of acceptance status will be provided afterwards. 

Measuring Project Excel's Success

youth from across 4 different parishes and 37 different schools currently served
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average grade point of mentees
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of mentees successfully graduate from high school on-time
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place winners in the African American History challenge at the 100 Black Men of America National Conference 2022.
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of graduating mentees are accepted into 2-year/4-year colleges and universities
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mentees brought on a trip of a lifetime which included stops in Memphis, Nashville, Washington DC and Atlanta

Students and Parents Two Cents

Project Excel helped me to take pride in being a young African American male. The support through Project Excel will enable me to accomplish “What They See is What They’ll Be.

Dylan H.


The 100 Mentors have helped me achieve my goals of better grades and to think about my future.

Cameron H.


I felt my son needed to physically see how a strong black male should carry himself.  He sees that every time he interacts with the 100 Black Men.

Katrina S.


Through Project Excel I’ve learned about being responsible, the importance of academics, and setting goals so I can succeed in life and in school.

Korey S.


Thank you for allowing me to be a part of a group of black men and teens and not feel alone.

Travis S.


Every young man needs at least 1 mentor.  Project Excel has afforded my son, with 100+ great mentors!

April H.



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