Historically Black Colleges Tour!


Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

Tour Dates: April 1-6, 2018 (during spring break)

Cost to attend: $425

Contact Ibrahim Diakite (212-912-2125) with any questions

To apply for consideration: https://harlemymca.wufoo.com/forms/2018-bai-annual-college-tour-application/ 

The Harlem YMCA application process for the annual Harlem YMCA bai (Achievers In Industry Corporate Scholarship Program) College Tour is now open to all New York City high school sophomores, juniors and seniors! The bai College tour is an annual trip that allows the Harlem YMCA to take 40 college bound high school students to visit a number of Historical Colleges & Universities. Each year the itinerary changes, but some of the regular stops include: Hampton University, Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, Clark Atlanta University, North Carolina A&T and more!


This year we will also visit Fisk University and Tennessee State University as well. The goal of the bai College tour is to give inner city college bound students, an opportunity to experience a college campus setting outside of New York. The tour also serves as a way to help assist students make a final decision on which colleges they would like to apply to and attend. Students must be a current high school junior or senior and will need to submit one essay, a high school transcript or most recent report card, resume, copy of health insurance, and professional head shot. Candidates will also need to go through an interview (taking place February 17-23, 2018). Please note, there is a tour fee of $425 per student. This covers the cost of transportation and hotel room accommodations for the entire duration of the trip. If you have any students interested in the tour, please share this link for the application.