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The 100 Black Men of Madison are in the final stages of actuating Project SOAR in collaboration with a host of established community partners to address the achievement gap and the chronic absenteeism rate of African American youth in middle and high schools.

Bolstering the actions of the 100 BMM are Madison Metropolitan School District, City of Madison (Mayor's Office) My Brother's Keeper, United Way of Dane County, Madison Police Department, Dane County Executive's Office, Asset Builders, Madison Fire Department, African American Fraternities and Sororities, CUNA Mutual Group, AT&T, Michels Corporation, Schneider National and Convenience Electronics

The target population of this project will be African American male students, ages 12 -17, enrolled in either a middle school or high school of the Madison Public School District. The Madison Project SOAR will incorporate and serve students who are economically disadvantaged, from single parent homes, homeless, involved in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system and other African American students who can benefit from the project offerings.

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