THE CATEGORIES FOR CHAMPION AWARDS

 

 

Man of the Year Award


This award is Rochester Black Men Achieve’s highest honor for black men 18 and older. This prestigious recognition is reserved for an individual who has consistently demonstrated excellence and inspired others through his vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, philanthropy, humanitarian acts and zeal for community service. A constant role model and source of encouragement to others, he has proven his unwavering commitment to the betterment and growth of the City of Rochester. The Rochester BMA Man of the Year has made a substantial impact on our community and will continue to do so.

 

Future Man of the Year Award


This award is Rochester Black Men Achieve’s highest honor for young men ages 6-17. This prestigious recognition is reserved for a youth who has consistently demonstrated excellence and inspired others through his vision and leadership, academic excellence, exceptional achievements, philanthropy, humanitarian acts and zeal for community service. The Rochester BMA Future Man of the Year has made a substantial impact on our community and will continue to do so.

 

Man of Courage of the Year Award


The Rochester Black Men Achieve Man of Courage Award is one of the greatest and most courageous men of the past century who stood as a symbol for justice, equality and dignity.

This award recognizes outstanding individuals or groups who are dedicated to fighting for social justice and whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership. The award pays tribute to those who risked their livelihood and freedom by embracing unpopular positions for the greater good.