President’s Message

Thank you for your interest in the Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards, an exciting and engaging endeavor to advance Black male achievement in our city.

The Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards program was created to recognize Rochester’s outstanding men and young boys of color for their excellence, leadership, legacy, commitment, service and contributions to the Rochester community.

It is my hope that by honoring the accomplishments of Rochester’s African American men and young boys, this unique platform will uplift, empower and encourage our brothers — cultivating leaders, motivating and inspiring our youth and igniting a spark inspiring true change in our city.

The 2nd Annual Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards Black Tie Gala will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 5:00pm at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. At this event, we will bestow more than two dozen awards to organizations and men of color in business, education, government, entertainment, public service, non-profit and community service and celebrate the impact they have made on the lives of people throughout Rochester and beyond. The gala raises funds to provide an array of vital services and community service projects to improve the overall health, well-being and life outcomes of our sons, brothers and fathers.

If you would like to nominate someone and/or an organization for one of our many awards, I encourage you to submit a nomination form for consideration by Friday, March 15, 2019. Please review the award criteria and determine whether the person and/or organization you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of the award. Nominations are open to the public but only men of color will be allowed to vote on the winners.

As the President of Black Men Achieve of Rochester, I am sincerely committed to this dynamic venture to successfully impact our community. I am proud to lead a movement that is dedicated to empowering Black men and young boys and changing lives! The Roc BMA Awards is part of my heart and spirit and I hope that I you will make it part of yours as well.

Please stay tuned for more exciting news and announcements and tell your friends, family and colleagues to support the 2nd Annual Roc BMA Awards Black-Tie Gala. I promise you an unforgettable experience and evening!

See you at the show.


Jermayne Myers
Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards, President