We took juniors on a two day trip this week where they were able to visit historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina. On the first day of the trip, we visited Winston-Salem State University and NC A&T State University. We also had the opportunity to take a tour at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. This museum serves as a monument of African American history and civil rights and has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institute. The next day of our trip, we went to Elizabeth City State University.
The purpose of our trip was to give students exposure to multiple HBCU college options outside of their local area that they may not have initially been aware of. During our visits, we got to experience firsthand what each campus had to offer, ranging from housing and student life activities to academic programs and more. We were also lucky to have had several current students come talk to us about their experiences on campus and answer any questions that our high schoolers might have had! It was a meaningful experience for all involved.