Black To Our Roots is a youth leadership and rites of passage program that promotes African cultural values through media production, community service, and fundraising. This program was specifically designed to reduce the negative impacts of poor education and community apathy that exists in so many urban environments. This 20-month 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 1-month travel study to Africa during the summer of 2014, in which students apply their learning to community service projects, while exchanging ideas with other African youth.
Since 2004, HABESHA has facilitated the Black To Our Roots program annually, and has assisted over 90 people in making this journey of self-discovery!
OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE: RAISE $50,000 BY JULY 1, 2014 TO SUPPORT THE TRAVEL COST OF OUR GROUP OF YOUTH FROM ATLANTA. TO DATE WE HAVE RAISED $15,000, AND ARE GOING INTO OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISING PUSH OVER THE NEXT 7 MONTHS TO MAKE IT A REALITY. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!!