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New Black College Tours: 2002

                            Part II

                 Click here for Part I of the 2002 Tour List.

All tour info should be collected and forwarded to involved educators, PTAs, parents, students, mentors, cultural and religious groups.  Note that whatever the tour dates, many of these tours occur annually.
                                             -Isaac Black, BE Founder

  • Historical Black College Tour 2002/Civil Rights Monument (San Francisco,California)
  • 2002 SUMMER COLLEGE TOUR of The Metropolitan Baptist Church of Washington, DC
  • Minority Scholars Mid-Atlantic College Tour           (New York, New York)
  • ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY College Tour           (Eta Theta Lambda Education Foundation,  Inc)  West Hempstead, NY
  • SOUTHEAST COLLEGE TOUR COLLE VISITS            (Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC-based connections)
  • Black College Tour of The Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Annual African-American College tour of the Maryland Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Woman Inc.
  • HBCU Florida College Tour of the Heritage Bookstore (Fort Myers, FL)
  • Black College Tour by New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
  • College Prep Tour of Mentors, Inc (Washington, DC)
  • Educational Student Tours 15th Annual Black College Tour (California)
  • SMART College Tour of the Second Macedonia Baptist Church (Philadelphia, PA)

    Historical Black College Tour 2002/ Civil Rights
             Monument (San Francisco, California)

    This Young Scholars offering should be filed for future
    reference.  Dates for this year are March 22-April 6,
    but the selection process is nearly over.

    This California-based tour is historic. Students usually visit
    a minimum of 15 colleges and universities, plantation and
    Underground Railroad sites, Civil Rights museums (the King Center and Great Blacks Museum), and other locations.

    Students are interviewed and selected based on their school records. The tour is open to Juniors and Seniors. You will travel to 10 States! Colleges usually include: Howard, Morgan State, Hampton, Fisk, TSU, LeMoyne Owen, Tuskegee, Alabama State, Morehouse, Spelman, Florida A & M, Southern, Xavier, North Carolina A & T, St Augustine, and John C. Smith.

    California students who want to participate should Contact Ms. Rushing at (415) 920-5072/ email: or write to :Ms. J. Rushing
    at Young Scholars Program/1551 Newcomb Ave., San Francisco, CA. 94124. For more info visit the website:

    This group also sponsors a two-day Northern California
    College Tour, a five-day Southern California College Tour,
    and an 8-10 day Ivy League College Tour.

    2002 SUMMER COLLEGE TOUR of the Metropolitan
                  Baptist Church of Washington, DC
    (College & Career Ministry in Conjunction with
                          YOUNIQ TRAVELS, INC.)

    This four-day, three-night Summer College Tour, is for all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The tour is Thursday, July 25, 2002 Sunday, July 28, 2002.  The tour
    will cover colleges in the states of Delaware & Pennsylvania. You can visit the campuses of: Delaware State, University of Delaware, Lincoln University (PA) , Cheyney, Villanova, U. of Pennsylvania, & Temple University.

    Tour Package includes: Round-trip luxury charter buses,
    hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn-Express Midtown
    in downtown Philadelphia, a continental breakfast each day,
    two lunch meals, and three dinner meals. In addition, snacks will also be provided en route and each night before curfew.  There's a night of bowling fun, an African-American Heritage Tour of Philadelphia. Admission to a great day of amusement park fun at the Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, a church worship experience at the Baptist Worship Center in Philadelphia, prepaid calling cards for each passenger. Nightly security service provided each night. Individual Travel Insurance Policy cost per person: $385.00 (quad occupancy only).

    Optional payment schedule. Initial deposit due on or before March 6, 2002 ~ $100.00
    Second deposit due on or before April 6, 2002 ~ $ 95.00
    Third deposit due on or before May 6, 2002 ~ $ 95.00
    Final payment due on or before June 6, 2002 ~ $ 95.00

            Minority Scholars Mid-Atlantic College Tour
                                (New York, New York)

    This "College Perspectives" tour targets both Historically
    Black and mainstream colleges. Students are interviewed and screened. Tour dates: Sunday, March 24, 2002 to
    Saturday, March 30, 2002.  All welcome, but male applicants are particularly encouraged to apply at this time. This tour heads to Duke, Georgetown, George Washington,
    Hampton, Howard, John Hopkins, Morgan State, Maryland
    University, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the U.
    of Virginia. The tour includes an info session with alumni/
    admission staff of each college, and a "Campus Tour Strategy Presentation." There's also a tour of BET's Washinton HQs, a visit to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and visits to historic monuments in DC. Also: Breakfast, lunches on campus, and buffet dinners each day of tour.  The cost is $499.00 per person. For info and an application, call College Perspectives at (212) 283-2452/FAX:212-678-4230 or email at Your contact is Belynda Rivers.

                                Annual College Tour
           Eta Theta Lambda Education Foundation, Inc.
                                 Post Office Box 501
                          West Hempstead, NY 11552

    (Note: if anyone has the latest contact info on tour dates
    or group sponsors, please contact us at

    Since 1982, Eta Theta Lambdawe has conducted an HBCU
    College Tour. Originated as a local community service initiative, the college tour has grown in scope with student
    participation from across the United States, the Virgin Islands and the continent of Africa. Over 1,600 students have been enriched by the college tour experience. The tour offers a 12-hour SAT Preparatory Workshop for students located within the New York metropolitan area. Following the tour, students and parents are offered a Financial Aid Workshop hosted by a financial aid officer from a local university. The College Tour is chaperoned by the brothers of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Theta Lambda Chapter, also accompanied by 8 to 10 female chaperones who volunteer. For overview go to

                            207 East Bay St. Suite 304
                                Charleston, SC 29401

    (Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC-based connections here.)

    CVISITS sponsors many mainstream tours (check the CVISITS website). This particular tour visits a combination of both HBCUs and mainstream colleges in the Southeast. The tour leaves from two locations and is scheduled  JULY 21-26, 2002. Students make stop selections here. For example, a student can visit Norfolk State University or Old Dominion University, Duke University or North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University or Guilford College. Other possible selections include Hampton, Emory, Virginia State, the U. of Richmond, and others. The cost is  $795, which includes student-led tours, meetings with admissions reps, meals, and more. For specific info email: or tele: (843) 853-8149 / (800) 944-2798. Fax:   (843) 577-2813 inYou should visit the site at

    Black College Tour of The Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
                                   (Atlanta, Georgia)

    The goal of this tour is to providehigh school students with
    the opportunity to visit HBCUs so that they can make informed college and career choices. The tour will take place from April 8-12th, 2002. The schools visited will be: The AU Center, Tuskegee, FAMU, Alcorn, Southern, Grambling, Xavier, and Dillard. All high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in good standing will be eligible to attend. For more info Email Tiffany McQueen at or call 770-617-0390

                                      (Southfield, MI)

    This tour will take place  March 31-April 6, 2002. Registrations/applications are now being accepted, and availability is for only 40 students on a first-come first-serve basis. For info contact Vanessa Stovall (248) 350.1794 or Robert Douglas (248) 356.1020 ext. 234 . Church phone:
    (248) 356-1020; address: 26275 Northwestern Highway,
    Southfield, MI  48076.

            Annual African-American College Tour of the
         Maryland Chapter of the National Coalition of
                              100 Black Woman Inc.

    This tour begins its annual Black University Tour began on Feb. 18. The trip included visits to North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, Winston-Salem State, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morris Brown, Virginia State and Virginia Union. The cost for the trip was $285 and included all meals and hotels. Those who wish to participate must pay before Feb. 1. For future info, contact Edna Jones at 301-559-2111 or Betty Range at 301-248-3269.

           HBCU Florida College Tour of the Heritage
                          Bookstore (Fort Myers, FL)

    The dates here are from Sunday, March 24-Wednesday,
    March 27. This is an educational excursion to Florida's
    three Historically Black Colleges and University: Florida
    A&M, Bethune-Cookman, and Florida Memorial. Cost:
    $150.00 (includes transportation, hotel and one meal each
    day). Only 40 seats are available on a first-come first-serve
    basis.  A $75.00 deposit due by February 15th and balance
    due March 15th. Contact Heritage Bookstore at: 941-337-1558 or Fax: 941-337-7398.  Best hours: 1 to 4pm. Or visit at 2219 Fowler Ave/Fort Myers, FL 33901

            Black College Tour by New Orleans Alumnae
                            Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

    No updated info here. Info may be from prior year, but possibly helpful to those in area.

    The college tour is sponsored annually by the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta to give the high school students in the greater New Orleans area an opportunity to visit Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the United States. The colleges and universities visited in previous years included Dillard, Xavier (LA), Southern (at New Orleans and Baton Rouge), and Grambling. Students here attend local schools and participate in  cultural and enrichment activities sponsored by the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter.  For possible info, try Gloria Moultrie at VPPROGRAMS@DSTNOA.ORG.

                       College Prep Tour of Mentors, Inc
                                      (Washington, DC)

    This tour visits colleges in Atlanta Georgia, and is scheduled from 4/2/02 to 4/5/02. Colleges visited will include Morehouse, Spelman, Clarke-Atlanta, Morris Brown and other schools.The price is $195.00 for the first 25 to register. Contact Ellena at 202-783-2310 or by E-mail: Fax: (202) 783-2315. Address: Mentors, Inc./1012 14th Street, N.W./Suite 304/Washington, DC 20005

             Educational Student Tours 15th Annual Black
                               College Tour (California)

    Colleges to be visited include: Spelman, Morehouse, Clark-
    Atlanta, Morris Brown, Tuskegee, Florida A& M, Xavier, Dillard, and Southern U. The dates are June 25 to June 30, 2002. Students have a choice of departing from either Sacramento or Los Angeles, (depending on whether they want to travel by bus or plane). Seats are limited. Call (818) 891-8087 for a detailed brochure or e-mail at:

          SMART Ministry College Tour of the Second
          Macedonia Baptist Church (Philadelphia, PA)

    This is the SMART tour that has been given annually since 1995. The tour begins Sunday, March 24. Departure at 10:00 p.m from noted location to Nashville, TN. Return: 3/28.  Schools visited: Fisk, Tennessee State, Tuskegee, and Alabama State. The project directors are Jeanne Johnson and Sandra Richardson. Cost is $325, including travel, hotel, and food. All monies must be paid in full by Sunday, March 17, 2002. Contact Ms. Johnson at The Smart Ministry Tour
    is run by Jean Johnson and Sandra Richardson with the
    support and encouragement of  Rev. Thomas J . Ritter,
    Pastor/Second Macedonia Baptist Church/1301 W. Ruscomb Street/Phila., PA  19141/215-457-9750.


Students and parents should do their own research of all tours with regard to reputation, chaperones, insurance, references, and other concerns. Black Excel is only reporting possible resource/contact gateways.  --Isaac Black, Founder Black Excel)

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