Some big names from AEW appeared recently with a local civic organization to promote literacy and educational programs. WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, Swerve Strickland, Ricky Starks, and TBS Champion Jade Cargill stopped by the 100 Black Men of America, Indianapolis chapter, to lend their support.
You can see the Twitter posts of their visit below:
— The Realest Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) November 30, 2022
Thank you to @AEW, @Jade_Cargill, @swerveconfident, @starkmanjones and @TheMarkHenry for coming to our office, taking time and talking to the @arsenal_tech Freshman basketball and wrestling teams. @100BlackMenIndy appreciates your support! @IPSSchools @AleesiaLJohnson pic.twitter.com/h86tlMhWIX
— Joseph Eldridge (@JosephEldridge1) November 30, 2022
For those who might not be familiar with the group, 100 Black Men of America is a men’s civic organization and service club whose stated goal is to educate and empower African-American children and teens. As of 2009 the organization has 110 chapters and more than 10,000 members in different cities in the United States and throughout the world. The organization’s mission statement is “to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.” The organization’s mottos “real men giving real time” and “what they see is what they’ll be” describe the organization’s goals of providing positive role models and leaders to guide the next generation of African Americans and other youth. The members are predominantly African-American professionals, businessmen, civic leaders and administrators, educators, and other occupations. Jackie Robinson was an early member of the group.