100 Collegiate Induction Ceremony
On Feb. 24 at the SPC Bowden Alumni Center, SPC celebrated student leadership success during the induction ceremony of the Collegiate 100 chapter of 100 Black Men of San Antonio, Inc. Established in 2016 and open to students throughout San Antonio, the Collegiate 100 chapter at SPC helps SPC students make the connections between chapter membership and access to 100 Black Men of San Antonio, Inc.’s mentoring and tutoring resources. Chapter leaders nationwide assist the parent organization toward developing the social, emotional, educational and physical needs of youth who desire additional positive role models. The secondary purpose of The Collegiate 100 is nurturing the growth of its members into young and open-minded professional leaders. Nationwide, the parent organization includes 116 chapters with more than 10,000 members who improve quality of life in communities by enhancing educational and economic opportunities for African Americans. In response to a student reporter’s question, organization member Damon Lake said, "We're signing up students for mentoring opportunities and moving forward in our semester of service. If you are a real student and you have real time to give, this organization is open for you," Lake said of the organization membership composed of all ethnicities. Local military members gave guests a keynote address on leadership and what it means to be a leader. "We are fortunate and honored and glad they can be here today to contribute and import to us what it means to be a leader," said Lake. View the full story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncFDgsftj4U.