BENEFITING: MORRODOM INC
In 1985, Shirley Ann Allen had a dream and vision to give students the opportunity to experience the widest possible variety of higher education choices. She began meeting and working with young people in her home and spreading information through the inter-city 4-H Club group. In 1989 she and 2 committed volunteers, Sidney Bailey and Earnestine Tolbert, launched the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Tour Experience.
This HBCU Tour Experience consists of a bus trip normally taken during Grand Rapids, Michigan Public Schools and surrounding areas spring break for students ranging from the 8th through 12th grades to visit, orient, tour several Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
In addition to visiting the colleges and universities, the tour includes visits to locations that offer a rich educational and cultural tour experience for the students. Each year 40-80 students with 10-20 chaperones experience college settings and are exposed to a variety of academic opportunities; as well as learning the many benefits of attending institutions of higher learning.
Many students who have shared this experience would not have had the opportunity to do so if it was not for the generous hearts of giving of individual donors, groups and corporations.