Homecoming 2021: A Transformative Journey to Ghana

Due to the safety concerns around travel in 2020, our service trip to Ghana has been rescheduled for August 13-20, 2021. The trip is a partnership between our organization,  I Am C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D. (IAC), and Africa With Us, and promises to be a transformative experience for both our students and chaperones!

During this 7 day journey, students will be immersed in the music, art, dance, nature and history of a region many African-Americans called home centuries ago. We will also be partnering with Africa With Us Foundation to create an opportunity for our group to participate in a service project while in Ghana. 

KEY INFORMATION

Dates: August 13-20, 2021

Eligibility:

  1. 10th-12th grade students (email info@iamcultured.org)
  2. Professionals interested in volunteering for our service project (applications coming Fall 2020)

Includes:

  • Flight
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations
  • All activities in Accra and Cape Coast
  • A cultural workshop weekend presented by I Am C.U.L.T.U.R.E.D.

The trip does not include passport fees or required vaccinations. Flights leave from JFK airport in Queens, NY.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Leave USA
  • Day 2: Arrive in Ghana. Check in. Brief Orientation. Akwaaba welcome performance and dinner
  • Day 3: Morning Yoga or Dance Session. Accra City Tour. Dinner and Relax.
  • Day 4: Web Dubois Center Tour. Make your own Batik Fabric and Cooking Class. Dinner and Relax.
  • Day 5: Head to Cape Coast. Check into Hotel. Community Service Project. Evening entertainment/dinner.
  • Day 6: Kakum Park Tree top climb excursion. Lunch. Cape Coast Slave Castle visit. Bonfire and reflection.
  • Day 7: Return to Accra that morning. African Dance on the beach. Relaxation Day. Last minute souvenirs.
  • Day 8: Leave for USA
PROJECT BENEFICIARIES
The Spread Out Initiative (Accra)
Abundant Grace School (Cape Coast)