As the founding chapter of Progressive Black Men, Inc, Florida State University (FSU) has continued to lead in continuing the legacy that was established in 1989. The Florida State chapter has sponsored many service projects in the Tallahassee community and participated with FSU Loves the Kids and their annual Dance Explosion competition.
The FSU Chapter gives out annual scholarships to deserving male high school students who plan on attending FSU. Past SGA Presidents, Black Student Union Presidents, SGA Senators and Presidents of various clubs and organizations hold membership with the Florida State University Chapter.
Established: October 21, 2000
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On October 21, 2000 Progressive Black Men at Florida A&M University (FAMU) was chartered by 22 hard working men who were inspired by the ideology of the organization.
Since the chapter’s establishment of FAMU Chapter they have sponsored several projects on and off campus and supported many community service programs held by March of Dimes, the Sickle Cell foundation and the American Heart Association. Members of the Florida A&M Chapter have held leadership positions on campus as Royal Escorts, SGA Senators, NPHC Presidents and Class Officers. In 2004, The Florida A&M Chapter was named “Organization of the Year” by Journey Magazine.
On March 22, 2003 Progressive Black Men at the University of Florida (UF) was chartered by 16 prominent gentlemen. Since the inception of the UF Chapter they have been devoted to communal support, on-campus programs, and professional development. The UF Chapter developed programs such as the Jesus Jam Benefit Concert, Summer Paintball, 15 days of service, and many others.
Established: November 15, 2003
Connect: USF PBM
On November 15, 2003 Progressive Black Men at the University of South Florida (USF) was chartered and has been in the forefront of programs and services on the campus of USF. The USF chapter has sponsored mentoring program with local middle schools, participated in the Annual Tampa Bay citywide Beautification Project, National Ghandi Day of Service, and Relay for Life.
On April 22, 2006 Progressive Black Men at Saint Leo University (SLU) was chartered by 5 men on a mission to change Saint Leo’s community through academic excellence, community service and fellowship.
Established: November 8, 2008
On November 16, 2008 Progressive Black Men at Howard University (HU) was chartered by eight men, making it the only chapter outside of Florida. The Howard Chapter has become a prominent community service organization on campus in its short existence, conducting community service programs such as the AIDS Walk Washington and the Adopt-A-Block program.
Established: November 19, 2012
Connect: FAU PBM
On November 19, 2012 Progressive Black Men at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) was chartered by eight men, serving as the first in the south Florida area. The FAU Chapter has developed programming to support Breast Cancer Awareness, Voters Registration Drives, and many others to support the mission of our organization.
Established: November 9th, 2014
Connect: UCF PBM
On November 9th, 2014, thirteen gentlemen chartered Progressive Black Men (PBM) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Chapter of Progressive Black Men seeks to be the guiding light for the change they seek, helping every community, helping every man by strengthening leaders in diverse environment.
Georgia Southern University
Established: March 1, 2014
On March 1, 2014, five gentlemen chartered Progressive Black Men (PBM) at Georgia Southern University (GSU). The Georgia Southern Chapter of Progressive Black Men is the organization 1st chapter in the state of Georgia.
Established: May 1, 2016
On May 1, 2016, six gentlemen chartered Progressive Black Men (PBM) at Bethune-Cookman University (BCU). The BCU chapter of Progressive Black Men seek to be a thermostat instead of a thermometer not only to their campus but the Greater-Daytona area as well.