100 Black Men provides mentoring and opportunities to local students

Stan Hixon and Nick Rhodes teach food labels to students as part of the 100 Black Men program.  PHOTO COURTESY OF JERRY JACKSON

What you see is what you will be – that is the motto of 100 Black Men of Coastal North Carolina.

The leading mentoring group is playing an increasingly larger role in supporting the youth of New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County by providing confidants, advisors and, in many cases, friends. These role models are a key to their success and look like those who look up to them.

And they’ve done it — with former mentees attending universities across North Carolina and across the nation, from one student who received a $100,000 scholarship at the University of Alabama to another who attended Northwestern University of Chicago.

“We really value that (motto) and that’s why we tried to give these young people a good image and show them what success can be like as they get older and get on with their lives,” said Nick Rhodes. Vice President of Operations for the organization.

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