Only now is society engaging in a collective conversation around the privilege and opportunities non-minorities are often born into that Black people are, too often, not. It’s a buzzy topic for newfound allies in 2023, sprouting articles and social media posts around a subject long-since ignored, but it’s a reality that many men, young and old, of the African American community have lived since birth. It’s true that people are often products of their environment, which is why 100 Black Men of America, Inc., provides a positive network for the youth who may not have that built-in community. Operating under the motto of “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the organization has run programs across a number of sectors since it was founded in 1986, including violence prevention, health and wellness and economic empowerment. In conjunction with its mentorship and education programs, it continues to have a huge hand in shaping today’s youth into future leaders of tomorrow.