Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund is proud of its 15 years of service. RL101 currently has 162 students in Colleges and Universities all over America as a NATIONAL organization. Real Life is currently operating in 10 states and 26 High Schools. On Monday, August 25, 2014 RL hosted its 7th Annual College Educational Golf Fundraiser to raise funds that will support its national initiative of changing the perception of black males in America and the young men that attending college through the organization. On behalf of Real Life 101, we would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, volunteers, mentors, staff, family and friends for their generous support of the outing. If you missed this year’s event, consider attending next year. It is always a great time!
Founded in 2000 by businessman Sid E. Taylor (Founder and Chairman of SET Enterprises, Inc.), Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund started by providing 10 scholarships to 10 graduating seniors in Detroit, MI. In 2006, the organization expanded their program to provide 100 at risk African American male students graduating from 10 high schools in the City of Detroit a $1000.00 scholarship for a period of 5 years, a laptop computer and a certified and trained mentor.
Since the inception of Real Life 101 in 2000 through 2014, over $1.5 million dollars ($1,500,000) in scholarships and 1500 laptop computers have been awarded to graduating Inner City Public School students. This is due to the generous support of our donors and board members who volunteer their time to raise funds for the Real Life 101 Scholarship program.
“The ultimate goal for Real Life 101 is to see the troubling statistics for young African American male’s change, along with the goal of seeing these young men obtain their degrees or develop a certification in a designated skill,” said Sid E. Taylor. “We also have plans to expand to every state in America in order to have a measurable impact on this pervasive problem with black males in America.”