13th Annual African American History Challenge (AAHC)
100 BLACK MEN OF OMAHA TO HOST ITS 13th ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CHALLENGE – FEATURING METRO AREA MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The 100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc. (100BMO) will host its 13th Annual African American History Challenge (AAHC) on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 4pm at Central High School, 124 North 20th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. The goal of the competition is to encourage an appreciation of African-American history and culture in Omaha youth. The competition is open to the public at no charge. Since 2001, the 100 Black Men of Omaha has awarded over $250,000 in prizes and scholarships to deserving middle and high school students by marshaling support from the corporate, philanthropic and the educational community. This year’s sponsors include Cox Communications and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The competition is divided into two divisions. Student teams from local middle and high schools will compete on February 23, 2013 for cash prizes. The winning teams from each division will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the 100 Black Men of America’s National Conference. This year’s annual conference will take place, June 5th – June 9th in New Orleans, LA. In 2012, the winning teams from Omaha Central High School and Beveridge Middle School represented 100BMO at the National Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The 100BMO mission is to improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping youth reach their fullest potential with a focus on African-American boys. This has been the organization’s charge since 1995 when a group of concerned African-American men realized that the survival of the community rested on their willingness to join together and be a vehicle for positive change. Today, the 100BMO is one of over 118 chapters nationally and internationally that make up the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., an alliance of leading African-American men representing a myriad of professions including business, public affairs and government. The 100 Black Men of Omaha’s vision is driven by its “Four for the Future” initiatives, which include Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. For more information about the 2013 African American History Challenge or the 100 Black Men of Omaha, please contact our office at 402-934-7065 or visit www.100blackmenomaha.org.
Central High School
124 North 20th Street, Omaha, NE 68102