The VIPP Report: 100 Black Men of Louisville Bridging the gap in academic excellence


The 100 Black Men of Louisville will host a “Town Hall Meeting” on Thursday, October 22nd at the Metro United Way Building, 334 East Broadway. The breakfast and meeting will start at 8:00am and conclude at 10:00am.   The topic being discussed “African American Students Achieving at High Levels” How can we work together for their success.

This event is part of a National Call to Action by the 100 Black Men of America with the focus on Academic Achievement of African American youth in particular males. Dr. Kevin Cosby, President of Simmons College and Sr. Pastor for St. Stephen Church will be the keynote speaker.

The panel will be comprised of business and community leaders.   The following have confirmed their participation: Joe Tolan, President & CEO of Metro United Way; John Marshall, JCPS Assistant Superintendent & representative for 15K initiative; and At Large Board Member from the National Office of 100 Black Men of America. Mr. Kofi Darku will facilitate the discussion.

We strongly encourage parents, guardians and members of the community to take an active role in the success of our youth. By attending and asking the questions show that you are concerned about your child’s academic achievement. Involvement is the key to success.

Kevin Wigginton, President of 100 Black Men of Louisville says “We work hard on a regular basis to make sure our youth continue to have opportunities at a higher level. By working with the public education system we can see the process and the loopholes that separate the achievers from the non-achievers. We are doing everything we can to bridge that gap. By hosting an event like this helps all entities get an opportunity to voice their concerns and make sure everyone is on the same page moving forward. We invite you to come out and be a part of the solution”.

To learn more about 100 Black Men of Louisville, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization their programs, special events and how you can get involved go to or call 502-457-9941.


Who:     100 Black Men of Louisville Town Hall Meeting

What:     Town Hall Meeting & Breakfast

Where:   Metro United Way, 332 East Broadway

Time:     8:00 am-10:00 am

*Media invited to attend the meeting and interviews from guests are available


The mission of 100 Black Men of Louisville, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.

Here’s a link to the flyer -> townhall100

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