YBM Top 100 Young Black Men


Top 100

The Top 100 Young Black Men Program highlights the achievements of outstanding young black male high school seniors. The program recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas academic, leadership, extracurricular and community service. Top 100 students are highlighted in the Top 100 publication, attend a recognition ceremony and compete for YBM college scholarships. The participants will also have the opportunity to participate in YBM’s Senior Academy which focuses on SAT prep, college selection, college application submission and scholarship acquisition.

If you are truly one of the Top 100 Young Black Men in your area then this is the program for you. We are committed to helping you achieve great things in your life. Like going to college, getting scholarships, meeting important people and giving back to the community.


Why Participate?

  1. Recognition for your hard work, success and achievements
  2. Enhance your college resume and increase your chances of being accepted in the college
  3. Compete for YBM Leadership Scholarships ($4500.00)
  4. Join the Exclusive Top 100 network – We accept only the best and brightest
  5. Honored by local officials at Top 100 Recognition Ceremony


There is no charge to be apply for selection into the Top 100 Publication. Students have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser challenge for prizes, college scholarships and access to the YBM College Prep Academy.

Top 100 Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • African American Male
  • Current high school junior
  • Cumulative Weighted Grade Point Average of 3.0 and above
  • Lives in Charlotte or surrounding county (i.e. Iredell, Cabarrus, Union, etc)


YBM will evaluate each student’s application based on their GPA, leadership, extracurricular activities and service to the community. Make sure to read all the registration information before making a submission.


How Do I Register?

Applying for the Top 100 is easy.

  • Step One: Complete the application by clicking on the apply button below
  • Step Two: Attach your transcript to your application (unofficial transcript is fine) or send via mail
  • Step Three: YBM will notify you via email in April


Deadline: Friday January 17, 2014




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