Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify to participate in Birthright AFRICA?
If you are a youth or young adult between the ages of 13 – 30, of Black/African descent, and a U.S. citizen, you can register as a potential Birthright Scholar with the following link. Once you register with Birthright AFRICA, you are part of our database of potential Birthright Scholars that can be referred to Birthright AFRICA Education Partners – high schools, colleges, and community-based organizations – who operate approved Birthright Programs. We are working hard to build Birthright Programs throughout the U.S. where we can refer potential Scholars to apply. Education Partners make the final selection to accept applicants as Birthright Scholars in their Birthright Program. Once a Birthright AFRICA Program is available in your area you will be referred to the Education Partner to receive a Scholar application based on your registration details.
What if I am over 30 years old?
We recommend that people who are 31 and older consider paying to travel with a group through black-owned travel companies like Tastemakers Africa (Birthright Travel Partner). Additionally, if you work with a high school, college, or community-based organization that serves youth or young adults of African descent, you may be able to participate as a Facilitator (costs covered) if your organization has an approved Birthright Program as a Education Partner. If you would like to introduce your organization to Birthright AFRICA to consider becoming an Education Partner please contact us.
How can we partner with Birthright AFRICA to have young people of African descent participate?
Thank you for expressing your interest in partnering. Potential Education Partners – high schools, colleges, and community-based organizations – can apply to have a Birthright program approved under Birthright AFRICA’s collaborative partnership program model. To learn more about the Birthright AFRICA vision, mission, and programmatic approach, please see our powerful 2017 Program Recap Video. To receive the Education Partner – Birthright Program Application, please contact us
How can I become a volunteer?
Thank you for expressing your interest in volunteering. There are several ways you can volunteer your time, skills, and/or knowledge to serve the organization and participate in Birthright programming. Please fill out the following Volunteer Form to learn more about volunteer opportunities and share your interests. We look forward to having you engage in the mission and contribute to make your impact to transform the future for generations in the African diaspora. In the meantime, please see our powerful 2017 Program Recap Video for inspiration and to learn more about the Birthright AFRICA vision, mission, and programmatic approach.
What is the cost of the Birthright AFRICA Program?
The Birthright AFRICA programs that are implemented and operated by our Education Partners (high schools, colleges, and community-based orgs) cost $4,000 per Scholar for local, national, and global exploration.
What is the duration of the trip?
The global trip to a nation in Africa is typically 10 days. Prior to traveling abroad, the Birthright Program includes a 2-3 day trip to a nearby national city as well as 3 – 5 days of local exploration. To learn more, please see our powerful 2017 Program Recap Video which highlights the Birthright AFRICA vision, mission, and programmatic approach.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.