Professional black men, including doctors, businessmen, athletes, coaches and administrators, will gather starting today at the Westin Hotel downtown to begin a three-day training session on how to mentor and tutor young black males.
The meeting is hosted by the Cincinnati Chapter of 100 Black Men, part of 100 Black Men of America Inc. The group is a voluntary service organization, dedicated to helping black men grow into adulthood and find useful careers, said John Moore, president of the Cincinnati chapter.
"The training forum is one of several that will be held across the country this year to make sure our members understand and use the 100 Black Men training model, designed for urban youths," Moore said.
He said the model deals with instilling self-respect, teaching self-reliance and identifying worth.