The 900 Men Strong Breakfast is one of the East Coast’s largest events exclusively for Men. Its purpose is to galvanize Men in our community to make a difference through education and to assist with decreasing the high school dropout rate of African American youth and others. Our mission is to provide scholarships to High School Boys who are seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better and who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education.
During this Breakfast at least five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school male students who are working toward achieving academic excellence on a post-secondary level. We will also honor the contributions from several distinguished men, who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of our community. These will be dedicated men who have made outstanding contributions toward helping our youth and others throughout the Hampton Roads community.
Thanks to the strong support we have garnered over the years, we have been able to accomplish the following:
Awarded over $56,000 in scholarships to over 37 male high school seniors who have gone on to pursue a post-secondary education at the college or university of their choice.
Honored 29 distinguished men who have made significant contributions to the communities and families of Hampton Roads.
Welcomed over 3,700 men and young boys who have attended this event.
Each year this breakfast has successfully galvanized Men throughout Hampton Roads who are being role models to young men by attending this breakfast. We have a special collaboration of Hampton Roads Law Enforcement Agencies that include Chesapeake Police Department, Chesapeake Sheriff Department, Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk Sheriff Department, Suffolk Police Department, Virginia Beach Police Department who connect with the over 200 Youth in attendance to strengthen the interpersonal relationships between law enforcement and the youth in our communities.
The 900 Men Strong Committee invites you to come and pay tribute to these leaders who have given back unselfishly to the Hampton Roads community and who truly have positively impacted the lives of others. In addition, your support is vital to increasing the post-secondary scholarship opportunities to high school seniors and reducing the up to 50% annual drop out rate of young men across the nation leaving high school each year. Women have supported this event by purchasing tickets for the men and boys in their lives and encouraging them to attend the breakfast.