Black Birthright program gives high school students a chance to visit Senegal
Students from across the country are being given the chance to sign up for a trip that will bring them back to their roots.
There's not a day that goes by where Natoya German doesn't think about her experience with Black Birthright.
"It's made me realize that my skin is my own and I should respect it because this is my heritage, and this is who I am. I wouldn't change it for the world," says German.
German was part of the first-ever Black Birthright trip last summer to Senegal, a program funded by advocate Desiree Tunstall. Tunstall is gearing up for this summer's trip back to Senegal, this time with 15 students.
They're currently accepting applications. You can apply on their website through Feb. 29.
There are three main criteria applicants must meet to apply. Students must be in 9th, 10th or 11th grade at a federally accredited high school, have at least one biological parent of the African diaspora and a GPA of at least 3.0.