100 Black Men Strong  at Henry High and the State Capitol



For the last five years Patrick Henry High School (PHHS) has hosted 100 Black Men Strong, an event that allows young black males at Patrick Henry the opportunity to connect with black men in the community who are well into their careers or pursuing post-secondary education. This year we are continuing a tradition as we uplift the importance of mentoring and healthy conversations in the black community.

With the current state of politics in the United States, it important for young people to see their role in society and how politics impact them; so our young black men of PHHS along with the black male staff at PHHS invite black men in the community to stand in solidarity on Friday, February 8 as we plan to take over a few spaces of the State Capitol building with our presence.

This year’s event will be divided into two parts where black male presence will be valuable:

Part I. (9-11:30 a.m.) – State Capitol Building: The day will begin at the State Capitol Building where we will have a kick-off in the Rotunda space followed by student lead breakout sessions.

Part II. (noon-2 p.m.) – Patrick Henry High School: The second part of the day will bring us back to Patrick Henry High School where we will fellowship over lunch and be lead in a focus conversation that will take place between professionals and students.

If you are a black male in college or working professional, join us on February 8. In order to participate, all volunteers must fill out the 100 Black Men Strong registration form at


Contact Quinton Bonds with any questions at Quinton.bonds@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-251-7779. And visit facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10112942623046600&set=gm.972706842923431&type=3&theater.