#300 Men Outstretch Their Hands in Welcome and Support


Paul Cuffee Upper School students receive a warm welcome from representatives of #300 Men

OK, so there weren’t exactly 300 of them, but 20 men who are members of the 300MENri community lined the walkway into Paul Cuffee Upper School on Monday morning to greet each and every student who arrived. While the students were surprised at the unpublicized event, and a few shy, most beamed with excitement and returned the handshakes, back slaps, and high fives from the men from every walk of life who form the community of #300 Men, a group of positive proactive men serving the community through role-modeling and mentorship.

Kobi Dennis, one of the #300 said, “We are happy to do this early morning greeting. It’s an event to inspire young people and let them know there are people in the community who have your back.”

Senior Chris Rivas said, “It was inspiring to see so many men show up early in the morning because they care about us. Having a greeting like that makes you want to come to school and work harder.” Chris is a member of Boyz II Men and plans to attend a 4-year college next year. He hopes to one day become a police officer.

To read Providence Journal’s coverage of this event, click here.


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Current Enrollment: 820
Students of Color: 96%
Female Students: 51%
Male Students: 49%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility: 82%
Multi-Language Learners: 19%
Students Receiving Special Education Services: 13%
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BIPOC: 45%
Female Employees: 75%
Male Employees: 25%