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Mentor of the Year - Donald M. Ferguson
Donald M. Ferguson is the program coordinator for 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, which aims to improve the quality of life in the African American community through collective resources, abilities and experiences. He helps to organize several programs each year, including Project Success that helps young men enhance life skills and has a near 100 percent graduation rate. Ferguson, an Eagle Scout and former U.S. Army Signal Corps officer, has been a guest speaker for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and Harvard University. He was named the 2018 Mentor of the Year by 100 Black Men of America. Donald goes above and beyond with his mentees as he continues to mentor them after they have graduated high school, serving more than 500 hours annually. Donald’s selfless efforts have not only had a lasting impact on the young men that he mentored but also on the Detroit community. “The 100 Black Men of Detroit has greatly impacted my life and set me on a very positive track towards career and life success,” said one mentee. “Project Success is a critical program that changed my life!”