Minority Men’s Network and Educational Foundation

The Minority Men’s Network consists of a members’ network of men primarily in Columbia/Boone County who serve as a support group for individuals to provide leadership and to address issues that are vital to the minority community. The primary participants of the Minority Men’s Network are African-American and other “at risk” minority males. Dr. Eliot Battle and Dr. Arvarh Strickland were the “co-conveners” of our organization and like them, we strive to be positive role models who STEP UP to lead and serve our community.

The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation provides scholarships annually to African-American students pursuing a post-secondary education. These scholarships are an INVESTMENT in our youth and our future. The Men of the Network believe that EDUCATION is the gateway to better options and greater opportunities. Through mentoring we encourage and support minority youth all along the continuum from early childhood to adulthood and career in pursuing academic excellence.


Steve Calloway, MMN President with 2016 Scholarship recipients: Tameka Stemmons, Lesli Woods, and Kelli Johnson

What’s Going On?

FREE Brake Light Clinic
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Columbia Honda – 1650 Heriford Rd, Columbia
11am to 4pm

Have you been stopped by the police because of an equipment failure? Did you get a ticket or perhaps you received a warning to get your brake light or license plate light fixed? This is your opportunity to have that brake light REPLACED at NO CHARGE to you!

The Mid-MO John Brown Club is hosting a FREE Brake Light Clinic this coming Saturday, July 7th from 11am to 4pm. The Columbia Honda Dealership has graciously agreed to allow the use of their mechanic’s bay and local mechanics are volunteering their time and talents to provide this FREE service to the community.

The Minority Men’s Network is one of a number of community organizations that are providing support and presence at this event on Saturday. We are asking your help in publicizing the FREE event and encouraging people to take advantage.

There will be refreshing beverages provided and representatives from the organizations will be on hand to answer questions and just generally have a conversation with you while you wait. Please share this information widely.


Minority Men’s Network Educational

Foundation THANKS YOU!

We concluded our Annual Solicitation for the MMN Educational Foundation on December 31st. In addition to old fashioned check-writing, we provided another mechanisms for giving. The Minority Men’s Network once again participated in the CoMoGives Campaign, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. I am pleased to report that with YOUR help, the Educational Foundation received $5135 in donations through CoMoGives, surpassing our 2017 Total. The Network was pleased to be a participating non-profit and help CoMoGives collect more than $712,000 this year! As a follow-up to our solicitation activities, all contributors will receive a letter documenting your 2017 contributions to the MMN Educational Foundation, for use in completing your state and federal income tax returns.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your generosity and your investment in our community and in our youth!


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