The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. began its operations in 1981. The 100BMLA was founded on the precept that we would make a difference in the communities we serve by demonstrating our unconditional support for the enhancement of education for our youth. Among the group's many accomplishments is the major sponsorship of the Young Black Scholars Program.
Its mission is to improve the quality of life for blacks and other minorities through the enhancement of educational and economic opportunities within the community. The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. provide support for and focuses on: mentoring, education, health and wellness and education programs emphasizing mentoring services, economic development, scholarship and sponsoring of the YBS program.