The African Genesis Corrective History Educational Program, known as African Genesis Institute, is a proactive, 3 semester, educational and cultural program for African American and Latino youth between the ages of 7 and 14.
African Genesis Institute is a “school without walls” focused on developing an understanding and awareness of the African experience in America. Over this 27-month period students are exposed to their rich and extraordinary ancient African history through 8 weekend classes and 4 field trips. At the end of the program the students sojourn to Africa where they examine the land of their ancestors and share their culture and lifestyle with African youth.
All youth who desire to participate in the program are accepted and the trip to Africa is free to the students, serving as the graduation reward for those who complete the program.
The Teen Summit 1000 Sojourn to Africa
Every student who completes the 27-month program will travel to Africa. Students visited Senegal and The Gambia in 1998, Ghana in 1999 and Egypt in 2000-2010. Completion of assignments, maintaining a minimum “C” average in school, attending all field trips and bi-monthly classes and participation in fund-raising activities are crucial elements for completing the program. It is our belief of that this unique opportunity for those students to visit the motherland, listen and learn from the elders and dialogue with their African peers will result in a life altering experience and give them a correct perspective of who they are, their true history and their innate ability to succeed against all odds.
All expenses related to the Africa trip are free to the student. Click here to register a Student.
In addition to the students, adult group leaders travel to Africa. Those group leaders are involved in all aspects of the 27-month program and the trip to Africa. It is the responsibility of the group leaders to regularly communicate with the participating students assigned to them, to answer any questions the students may have about the program and the information being disseminated. They also monitor the students to ensure that they receive all information, attend the bi-monthly classes and complete the monthly book reports and assignments. Group leaders also closely supervise the students on the cultural trips and the sojourn to Africa and must identify any health, educational or emotional special needs of the student. Group leaders are required to participate in leadership training which includes workshops in personal development, critical thinking, cultural awareness, diversity, stress management, team building and communication skills.
As with the students, all expenses connected with the trip are free of charge to the group leaders.
Click here to register a Group Leader.