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Pre-Travel Virtual Program

Pre-Travel Virtual Program

The Pre-Travel Virtual Program consists of Birthright virtual events, self-guided exploration activities and opportunities to connect with registered scholars across the diaspora. Kickstart your exploration of Black/African culture & innovation prior to referral to a traveling Education Partner.

Birthright Self-Exploration

Birthright Self-Exploration

The Birthright Self-Exploration, Create videos exploring a personal interest and its connection to Black/African culture & innovation. This can be an exploration of sports, culture, food, music, fashion, art, entrepreneurship, or anything else that comes to mind!

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Birthright Family Story Exploration

Birthright Family Story Exploration

The Birthright Family Story Exploration. Through the creation of a genogram and by conducting family interviews, you’ll be exploring and analyzing cultural patterns present in your own family. Your exploration will culminate into a Birthright IG Live Takeover, where you’ll convey your discoveries and experiences with the Birthright Tribe!

Birthright Cultural Site Exploration

Birthright Cultural Site Exploration

The Birthright Cultural Site Exploration, Research and visit a cultural site of your choice. Through a 1 minute video, you will be reflecting on the personal and cultural significance of what you’ve learned.

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  • If you have been to the continent after the age of 12, you are still welcome to register as a Birthright Scholar to participate in the Pre-Travel Virtual Program.  However, you will not be referred to travel.
  • If you are not a US citizen, you are still welcome to register as a Birthright Scholar to participate in the Pre-Travel Virtual Program.  You will be referred to travel with a Birthright Program once an Education Partner is established in your country.
  • If you are over age 30, we encourage you to explore becoming an Education Partner and be eligible to facilitate a Birthright program that travels with Birthright Scholars.

I am committed now more to myself than I have ever been….. After the trip, I am more affirmed that all things were possible with hard work and dedication.

Tredesha Howard

2017 CUNY Birthright Alumna

I have learned to love myself more as an African American and to take pride in where I come from. I will implement what I have learned from the Birthright AFRICA program into my career goals by using the confidence to speak up, seek help, and aspire to do and say what I dream of doing.

Mikel Haye

2018 CUNY Birthright Alumni

Growing up I was definitely very proud of my African roots but I think the Birthright AFRICA program has certainly played a major role in enhancing that awareness. I am now entertaining the idea of moving to the continent once I graduate college.

Peteso Barlee

2018 CUNY Birthright Alumna

I have far more pride in my African heritage.

Elijah Mogoli

2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumni

I loved the weather, the natural foods, the people, the fashion--it was beautiful. I have also had my views on returning to Africa demystified. Africa has awakened in me. My sense of belonging somewhere is real and has been realized.

Shanell Naylor

2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumna

What I discovered about myself is all I wanted was to find my place amongst Africa. As an African-American we are convinced there is no place of belonging or welcome, and worst, that no one is interested. I didn't know the depth of my longing to be among my people, and how sick America can make you without such ties to your Homeland.

Christyn Harris-Harrell

2019 Urban Sankofa Project Birthright Alumna

I want to play a significant role in the development and unification of the continent. After seeing and experiencing what I did, a new sense of purpose developed within me. I now have a specific cause to dedicate my efforts to on a grand scale.

Kareem Williams

2019 GrowHouse Birthright Alumni

I love Africa, more than I ever thought I would.

Anthony Castro

2019 Urban Sankofa Project Birthright Alumni