We are excited to announce that we have begun recruiting staff positions for the Black To Our Roots program 2013 – 2014 season!!! As we enter our fourth year of operation in Tubman City (Baltimore), we anticipate several new field trips, activities, and events that will provide youth of African descent with the education and tools to become leaders of a new generation of independent, critical thinkers.
About the Program
The Black To Our Roots program is a Youth Leadership and Rites of Pasage program that promotes African cultural values as a means of developing positive self-identity and collective responsibility. This program was specifically designed to reduce the negative impacts of poor education and community apathy that exists in so many urban environments. This year-long program provides youth with the tools to become active participants in the unity and development of in their local communities and the global African community. The program culminates in a 4-week travel study to Africa during the summer in which students apply their learning to community service projects, while exchanging ideas with African youth.
The Black To Our Roots program targets High School youth from underserved urban communities and assists them to:
- Raise money for their travel to Africa through creative business exercises that teach entrepreneurship and organization
- Create compelling video programs and artistic performances that explore important issues within the African Diasporan community
- Travel to various places within the US of historical and cultural significance in the exploration of the African American experience.
- Connect with the earth through gardening and camping, which teaches basic survival skills and sustainable living practices.
- Establish bonds with other youth in the African Diaspora that are long-lasting and meaningful
- Study the achivements and history of African communities around the world, fostering cultural awareness
How to Apply:
Review the position descriptions below and submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants for all positions should possess strong communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as within group settings. Your cover letter should introduce the specific skills and resources you have in support of the desired position.
Title your application email in the following format:
Your Name: Position your Applying for.
For Example: Kwame Nkrumah: Astemari Position
Applications are due Friday, November 2, 2012 by 11:59PM Est.
‘Astemari’ (3 Positions Available)
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact HABESHA-Baltimore either by phone (443) 438-8697 or email: email@example.com