Rising Scholars Trip to Tanzania - Spring 2012

The Ann Arbor School District, in partnership with the University of Michigan Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Center for Afro-American and African Studies are seeking donations to fund the Rising Scholars Africa trip.

During their junior year the Rising Scholars will participate in a humanitarian service project in Tanzania, Africa. For many youth who face economically challenging circumstances, traveling outside their immediate communities is a distant opportunity that is often not experienced. In addition to economic hardships students today do not have consistent authentic service learning in schools. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

The international study abroad is the culminating experience of the Rising Scholars program, which supports college readiness for at-risk students who show academic potential in middle school.  Juniors will take part in a one-semester preparatory class prior to travel. The class will be offered for Junior Rising Scholars and will encompass basic Swahili language and Tanzanian culture. The preparatory program will integrate Rising Scholars with students from the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan, and their counterparts at the United African Alliance Community Center in Tanzania.

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