100 Black Men of America helps the U.S. Army establish new partnerships – furthering America’s youth and veterans’ career options
From l to r: Moses Brewer of Community Commerce and Partnerships at MillerCoors, Gwen Brewer, Command Sergeant Major Roger Howard US Army Cadet Command and Willie Harris of US Army’s PaYS program (Partnership for Youth Success).
By Pauline Barfield
Alexandria, Va. — The U.S. Army was proud to participate in the 27th Annual Conference of the 100 Black Men of America, June 5-9, 2013 in New Orleans. Along with many of America’s leading corporations, the U.S. Army was eager to support the mission of the “100” — mentoring African-American youth – by sharing information on Army educational and career options for civilians, veterans and active duty Soldiers.
This well-attended conference also provided the Army an opportunity to share its mission of developing young leaders. The Army does this in a variety of ways, including its March2Success tool – a free on-line resource that allows high school students to improve their proficiencies in subjects such as science and math while also preparing them for standardized tests—and scholarships. Last year, the Army awarded more than $280 million in ROTC scholarships for students to attend nearly 500 colleges and universities throughout the country.
The conference was also an opportunity for the Army to share programs that would allow America’s corporations to easily support veterans’ transition to civilian life. During the event, the Army discussed its PaYS Program (Partnership for Youth Success), which creates corporate partnerships in which Soldiers leaving Army service are guaranteed job interviews within their chosen field of work. The Army met with representatives from leading corporations and organizations, including major auto-motive and non-profit educational organizations, to discuss the PaYS program.
“I was pleased to learn that the U.S. Army has turnkey programs that help our youth improve their educational opportunities and help our veterans return to civilian life,” said Moses Brewer, Manager of Community Commerce and Partnerships at MillerCoors. “Everyone says they want to help our veterans, and the Army has tools that truly make this easy. “
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