100 Black Men Of Atlanta Gave These Students The Perfect Back To School Welcome

Photo credit: Horace Henry 

Now this is how you kick off a new school year! 

Last week, the young men of The B.E.S.T. (Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology) Academy of Atlanta received a warm and inspiring back to school welcome from the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. As the students of the all-male academy made their way into school, they were greeted with cheers, high fives, handshakes and words of encouragement. 

Photo credit: Horace Henry 

100 Black Men of Atlanta is an organization made up of African American male professionals dedicated to education, enrichment and empowerment of the Black community and its youth. In addition to getting together every year to support and encourage students on their first day of school, the organization also offers mentorship year-round. 

Photo credit: Horace Henry 

"We wanted to make sure that the new location and new environment, they still feel warm and welcome and at home," said Curley Dossman, who is the chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 

"And we want to make sure that these young men find the encouragement to really move their path forward and their careers forward."

Emerging 100 of Atlanta, The Collegiate 100 and representatives from the 100 Black Men of America also participated in the annual back to school event. 

Have a great year! @100bmofatl @emerging100atl #bestacademy #firstdayofschool

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Thank you all for using your platform to support, nurture and encourage the next generation of leaders. Have an awesome and successful school year gentlemen! 

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