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HBCU Tour and Social Justice Tour Registration Now Open!

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), in collaboration with the IPS Foundation and the Brogdon Family Foundation, will provide a five day HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and Social Justice Tour for a group of 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from October 10-October 14, 2022.

Scheduled during the IPS Fall Break and departing from Indianapolis, student participants will travel by bus to visit Kentucky State University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Tuskegee University. Each visit will include a campus tour, Q&A with admissions representatives and students, and a classroom visit. Through HBCU classroom visits, students will learn the rich history of HBCUs and the contributions of their graduates to social justice movements, medicine, law, politics, and other important professions in the United States.

In addition to campus visits, students will explore the rich history of the civil rights movement and other social justice movements in the United States. Historic sites, museums, and memorials that will be included in the tour are The King Center and Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Equal Justice Initiative National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

Students will participate in a faculty-led discussions providing background and context to prepare them for each of the visits. Debriefing sessions will be held and will include discussions of the knowledge gained, perceptions, and reactions to each of the experiences.

  • Dates: October10-14, 2022
  • Eligibility: 10th, 11th and 12th graders at the schools below (capped at 40 students total)
    • Arsenal Tech
    • Crispus Attucks
    • George Washington
    • Shortridge
    • Graduation Academy
    • Impact Academy
    • Newcomer
    • Positive Supports Academy
    • Simon Youth Academy
  • Cost to Students/Families: NONE
  • HBCU Visits: Kentucky State University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Tuskegee University.
  • Cultural Visits: The King Center and Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Equal Justice Initiative National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

Complete the application here today!