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Black Men of Honor Mentor Program

The Black Star Project's Black Men of Honor Mentor Program serves young Black men in Chicago ages 6 to 18.

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Membership Drive

Help us reach our membership drive goal of raising $50,000!

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Become a Motivator

Dear Potential Classroom Mentor,

Many people talk about wanting to mentor youth and giving back to their community, but few organizations make it as easy to do so as The Black Star Project in Chicago. If you have only two hours a year, you can make a difference in the lives of children through the Black Star Project's Student Motivation Program.

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Schools cannot educate children without the support of parents, families and communities.  Good teachers and administrators are invaluable to the educational process, but they are not miracle workers.  Schools, by themselves, do not educate children; they simply reinforce and expand what children already know when they come to school.  What happens in a school is important; but just as important is what happens in the home and the community where the child lives.  Societal structures, value systems, cultures, institutions, and positive environments are powerful influencers of education in children.  Good schools seldom (if ever) create good communities; but good communities usually create good schools!  Active and involved parents, families, communities are necessary to educate children.

Founded in 1996 by Phillip Jackson, The Black Star Project is committed to improving the quality of life in Black and Latino communities of Chicago and nationwide by eliminating the racial academic achievement gap.  Our mission is to provide educational services that help pre-school through college students succeed academically and become knowledgeable and productive citizens with the support of their parents, families, schools and communities.

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National News and Campaigns

National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day 2013

National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day 2013

Fathers all over America:

Welcome to National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day/The Million Father March.

Join the November 12th Movement of Black Men in Action!

Join the November 12th Movement of Black Men in Action!

A Day of Planning and Organizing:
If "Occupy Wall Street" can be organized and executed in 3 days and if the Arab Spring can be launched in 4 days, how many days will it take for Black men to take control of the destiny of Black people in America and around the world?

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Apply to join the Black Men of Honor Society in Chicago

Apply to join the Black Men of Honor Society in Chicago

We are now accepting applications for our new initiative called the Black Star Men of Honor Society.

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Contact The Black Star Project:

ph: 773.285.9600
f: 773.285.9602
e: blackstar1000@ameritech.net

3509 South Martin Luther King Drive
Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60653

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