10:30 AM

Report From Our Youth Forum

Overview: During this Youth Forum, mentees will get to showcase their talents, report on their accomplishments, and express their concerns around the pandemic.      

Dr. Terrence Freeman
Students’ Video Presentation

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Delegates' Assembly

11:30 AM

Young, Gifted & Black (Youth)

Overview: “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”, written by Nina Simone and Weldon Irvine, became one of the most triumphant anthems of the Black Pride Movement in the 1970s. So many boys and girls grow up not fulfilling their potential or opening up their hearts to the gifts that lies within. Many people become comfortable in their situations and lack the courage to move forward. During this workshop, a panel of young adults will share their success stories on how they became gifted while being Black and encourage attendees to open up their minds to all the possibilities the future may hold.

Opening Remarks
Chrisette Michele
, Singer and Songwriter

Dr. Tommy Watson, Speaker, Coach, & Consultant, T.A. Watson

Elder Tyler N. Allen, Preacher, Singer, Writer, Actor, and Mentor, TNA Ministries
Dawn Parks, Miss Teen Illinois International 2021

12:45 PM

Becoming A Part of the Solution and Not the Problem (Collegiate 100)

Overview: As quoted by Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, “If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.” There are some people today who have become a hindrance in the fight towards creating a better society for all. However, there are those individuals who do triumph over the obstacles and challenges they face. During this workshop, a panel of young adults will discuss the direct actions they are taking to push change within their communities.

Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, Senior Pastor, Jamal Bryant Ministries

Terrell Stafford, C-100 Chapter President, Texas Southern University
Nicholas André G. Johnson, First Black Valedictorian, Princeton University
Noah Harris, First Black Student Body President, Harvard University
Rev. Stephen A. Green, Senior Pastor & Activist, Heard AME Church

2:00 PM

The Wells Fargo Hands on Banking Experience - A “Real-World" Money Management Financial Simulation

Overview: This activity is a great way to engage high school and college aged young adults. During the Hands on Banking Experience, participants are assigned a profile detailing career, income, and family information. They visit various stations that mimic real life expenses such as clothing, groceries, transportation, and childcare. At each of these stations, participants will have to make selections within the constraints of their budget.

Ben-James Brown, Regional Banking District Manager Atlantic Region – Vice President Washington D.C Metro, Wells Fargo
Shawn Slaughter, Vice President, Senior Program Manager, Affluent Strategy and Segment Division, Wells Fargo At Work

3:30 PM

Wells Fargo National Junior Investment Competition

(Chapter Grantees Only)

OverviewTo increase Economic Empowerment within the underserved, underrepresented minority communities, the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. continues to build on its efforts, with a focus on investment. The goals and objectives of the 2020-2021 Junior Investment Program are to provide education and awareness for youth around investment and the stock market; to provide education and awareness for youth around the need of an emergency fund; to encourage students to open an investment account; and to provide financial resources to 10 pilot 100 Black Men chapters as a means of increasing chapter capacity.

Finalist Teams
100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. – A1
100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. – A81
100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. – A197
100 Black Men of DeKalb, Inc. – A24
100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. – A82

Simené Walden, Educator, Publisher, International Speaker, Book Coach, and an Amazon Best Selling Author

Joseph C. Frank, Sr., Managing Director-Investments and Senior Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors

Competition Judges

  1. Brett Chestnut, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
  2. Yolanda Foreman, Principal, Phocas Financial Corp.
  3. Joseph C. Frank, Sr., Managing Director-Investments and Senior Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
  4. Michael Hobson, Financial Advisor, First Vice President – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

4:30 PM

Wrap-up - What Are Our Actions?

Overview: As we conclude the final day of the Virtual 35th Annual Conference, Chairman Dortch and Vice Chairman Dotson will provide their closing actions for 100 Black Men chapters, Collegiate 100 students, youth, and communities served

Chairman Thomas W. Dortch Jr
Vice Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Esq.