Sojourn for High School Students

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

~ James Baldwin, Civil Rights Activist, Writer, Social Critic, Grandson of a Slave

Sojourn for High School Students

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

~ James Baldwin, Civil Rights Activist, Writer, Social Critic, Grandson of a Slave

Sojourn Project’s empowering, academic, seven-day/six-night immersion Journeys take you far beyond the classroom. Sojourn is not a vacation. You’ll retrace the path of the Modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s across five states in the American South. Visiting the homes, churches, public buildings, edifices, and monuments where defining moments disrupted, changed, and continue to shapeshift the fabric of our nation. Spending time with those whose lives were touched most deeply. It is our mission that no one is turned away because of income level, academic track record, or immigration status.

When students can recognize that their own voices count, then we have done our job.

#thisisaboutus #knowledgeispower

GETTING STARTED.

MAKE THE SOJOURN JOURNEY.

  • Connect with your school’s designated Sojourn Teacher or contact our office.
  • Get parent approval.
  • Enroll.
  • Make non-refundable tuition deposit of $500.
  • Prepare your financial assistance application, if needed.
    • Use our fundraising letter template and reach out for support.
    • Collect required documentation for your application.
  • Fundraise to help with tuition.
  • Prepare for your Sojourn Journey:
    • Receive study materials and assignments.
    • Fill out emergency and college credit forms.
    • Plan for the Journey.
    • Make final Journey tuition payments.
    • Pack up.
    • Take off.
  • Complete post-Journey assignments and community service.
  • Apply for 3 transferable college units.
  • Impact your school, your community, and the world!

All inclusive.

Air and ground transportation

Meals and lodging

Security, chaperones, nurse

3 units of transferrable college credit

Museums, tours, historical location entrance fees

Classroom venues

Interaction, instruction, and inspiration with veteran leaders of the Civil Rights Movement

Experienced, impassioned educators in history and the humanities

It’s Your Choice.

Students self-select for Sojourn. We ask only, “Does the Sojourn Journey speak to you?” Eligible for three units of college credit, your Sojourn curriculum is infused with history, literature, music, poetry, philosophy, and current events. Encompassing central themes of mutual respect, courage, personal responsibility, inclusion, and nonviolence.

#endbullying

Up Close. Personal. Woke.

What’s it like to be a skinny 16-year-old mobbed by racists on your first day of high school? Or sustain paralyzing loss and become a role model for all that’s good and right? Beaten, fire-hosed, and slurred – yet salvage hope and forgiveness? An ordinary person, inspiring generations by following your conscience? When is it your moment to take a stand against oppression, discrimination, or bullying? Spend time in the company of those who have.

Journey with us.

We challenge you to ask yourself, “What can I do to make a difference?”

Take the Sojourn Journey and find out how. First up: Bring your parent or guardian to the PM 1 Parents/Students Orientation Meeting at your school or Contact Us directly for Sojourn Journey details.

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