Next Chapter: A College Tour Experience 2019
College Degrees are more important than ever. It’s estimated that by 2020, 65% of job offerings will require a college degree. The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. will lead a group of young men on our 3rd Annual Historically Black College and University tour. This year we will enjoy stops at the alma maters of W.E.B. Du Bois, Rev. Joseph Lowrey, and Doug Williams. We will also experience historical sites such as the Lorraine Hotel, 16th Street Baptist Church, and Kelly Ingram Park along the way.
The target demographics are our mentees and other high school aged young men across metropolitan Houston. Our goal is to introduce our students to college life first-hand and increase their interests in continuing their education beyond high school. During this week long trip, chaperones will lead study groups on different topics such as financial literacy, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, race relations and relationships. Mentees will be responsible for $300 tuition and some of their meals. The 100 will subsidize the cost of transportation, lodging, activities, and most meals.
Education attainment is more important to our economic success than ever before. Allowing our students to visit campuses, interact with current students, and realize that a bright academic future is within their reach is our primary goal. We want to create a strong college-going culture for our young men.
Itinerary includes (subject to change):
Alabama A&M University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Grambling State University, Meharry Medical School, Southern University, and Tennessee State University.
You may also like the following events from 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston: