HBCU Tour 2022

April 17 – 23, 2022


What are M.O.V.E. HBCU College Tours?

M.O.V.E. HBCU College Tours provides high school girls with an educational and cultural experience visiting multiple prestigious historically black colleges and universities while building sisterhood. During this trip, the girls will understand the culture, history, and traditions of each institution. Also, they will experience other historical moments of black history such as visiting the National African American History Museum, Black Wax Museum, MLK Monument, and more (if schedule permits).

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 (30) high school sophomores and juniors to see the following colleges and universities:

  • Morgan State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Virginia State University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • 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 the 2022 HBCU Tour will open on September 1st.

Please register for one of our upcoming virtual information sessions to learn about the HBCU Tour.

  • June 30, 2021, at 7:30pm
  • July 21, 2021, at 7:30pm
  • August 11, 2021, at 7:30pm

Register: https://bit.ly/3ePuFh6

*Since we are coming out of the pandemic, we are accepting only 30 students on this trip. With that said, the spots will be first-come, first-serve, and who will fit the requirements.*