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Our Mission

The Mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte is To Enrich the Lives of African American Youth Through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership



Aaron Means, Chapter President

Aaron Means is the former IBM Charlotte Site Initiatives Manager and Import/Export Regulation Executive, and was responsible for employee programs, import/export regulations, and assisting the Senior Location Executive with community involvement for the IBM Charlotte Site. He worked for IBM 38 years, living in Charlotte since 1996. His background includes a broad range of marketing support positions, including Business Controls Manager, Sales Planning Manager, and Administration Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Knoxville College and has done extensive graduate study at the University of Tennessee in Guidance and Counseling. Additionally, he has a technical degree in computer programming from ECPI.  Aaron is also a certified practitioner in the Positive Parenting Program. He is active in the Charlotte Community, serving in the following capacities:

Current Community Engagements· 100 Black Men of Charlotte, Board of Directors (Executive VP Programs)· CMPD Youth Mentoring Forum· CMS School Volunteer· Global Youth Mentoring Forum· Listen-Up Mentoring Program· Charlotte Merchants Foundation Board of DirectorsFormer Community Engagements· Big Brothers, Big Sisters Volunteer· Charlotte International Cabinet Board of Directors· Charlotte Secondary School, Board of Directors (Former Chair)· Electronic Computer Programming Institute Advisory Council

· Family Financial Literacy Coalition
· INROADS Regional Board of Directors
· KIPP School Charlotte, Board Chair
· Mecklenburg Ministries Board of Directors
· NC Public Charter School Advisory Council (App. by the Governor 09/2011)
· Police Activities League, Board of Directors (Former Board Chair)
· Queen City Optimist Club Member, Board of Directors)
· SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Advisory Council
· US Army Community Advisory Council
· US Army Regional Advisory Council
· Boy Scouts of America, Special Initiatives District Council Activities Committee Co-Chair

Awards and Recognition
· INROADS Business Coordinator of the Year 2002 – 2003
· Daily Points of Light Award 2004 (White House)
· Mentor the Year City of Charlotte 2005
· Eastside Community Development Corporation Man of the Year 2005
· President’s Volunteer Service Award 2005 (White House)
· ITC Charlotte / Charlotte Chamber Above and Beyond Award 2005-2006
· ITC Charlotte / Charlotte Chamber Volunteer of the Year Computer
· Access to Neighborhood/TechConnect 2005-2006
· Finalist Martin Luther King Image Award, City of Charlotte 2006
· Life in Charlotte Volunteer Award 2006
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte President’s Award 2006
· Presidential Service Award 2006 (White House)
· Chapel of Christ the King Shepard’s Award 2007
· INROADS Business Advisor of the year 2007
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte President’s Award 2007
· Presidential Service Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (White House)
· Governor’s Volunteer Award (2012)
· National PAL Volunteer of The Year Award 2013
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte President’s Award 2017

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