HBCU Tour 2020

April 19 – 25, 2020


Why HBCU’s?

The purpose of the tour is to Expose, Educate, and Empower young girls to expand their options before finalizing their college selection. We want to offer them access to higher education institutions outside of Massachusetts and be able to make a solid and informed decision when they narrow down their top choices. Additionally, young girls will have the opportunity to visit schools rooted in culture and rich in tradition. These are some of the country’s finest institutions that have graduated notable men and women of black excellence.

HBCUs are known for graduating top students in a variety of disciplines such as medicine, engineering, nursing, and business.  According to research by Brookings, “HBCUs are doing a better job than the average post-secondary institution, in terms of vaulting lowest-income kids into the top quintile as adults.”

Goals and Projected Outcomes

We take up to (24) high school sophomores and juniors to see the following colleges and universities:

  • Morgan State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Virginia State University

  • Virginia Union University
  • Howard University
  • Norfolk State University

  • Hampton University
  • Bowie State University
  • Cheyney University
  • Lincoln University


In addition to the institutions, the students will visit cultural attractions in Maryland and the District of Columbia (D.C.).  Youth from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Rhode Island will come together, explore colleges, and build a support group among each other. During this road trip, the young girls will learn tips on how to fill out college and scholarship applications, they will connect with college admission officers and take part in classes, and most importantly have FUN!

Applications for 2020 HBCU Tour is closed. We will open applications for the 2021 HBCU Tour in August 2020.