The Uhuru Academy has helped innovate, revolutionize, and re-introduce Afrikan-Centered Education to the masses of Black people over the past 13 years on several levels! K-12 education, adult education, teacher training, education technology, youth advocacy, community partnerships, family counseling, organization building, community organizing, hip-hop activism, Afrikan spirituality, and more! The past 13 years have been fascinating; we've learned so much about our people here and abroad. We've done it without attacking, putting down, or condescending others. We've done it with honesty and integrity. We know who we are and what we have, that's why we go so hard when promoting it. Now, we have a global network of beautiful and powerful Afrikan people that are ready to provide Uhuru Academy scholars with opportunities and resources.
We're not arrogant. There is still so much we need to learn and o many areas in which we need to grow. But the foundation for a generational institution has been laid, and it's been laid in a way that empowers US, that's you and me, to grow together. We have solutions for the "guttermost all the way up to the uppermost"! We sincerely believe that there is nothing wrong with us that what's right with us can't fix! We're proof that you don't have to step on, or criticize anyone when you're great. You don't have to compete, you don't have to compare, you just have to "be" and let the "bricks rise where they may". I'm on one today. I'm high on Afrikan-Centered Education and I pray that it never goes away! The beauty that we've seen over the past 13 years, the divinity that we've witnessed in our people while doing this work, has my spirit lifted higher than anyone can imagine. ASANTE SANA to everyone that supports this mission! Our love for our community knows no limits. PAMOJA TUTASHINDA!!
As a Gold Level Sponsor with a contribution between $1,000 and $2,000, your impactful support to the UACI Summer STEM Camp will directly contribute to enriching and transforming the lives of underserved youth. Here's the difference your donation can make:
1. **Student Scholarships:** Depending on your exact contribution, you can provide scholarships for two to five deserving young scholars, granting them access to an engaging and immersive STEM camp experience.
2. **Empowering Instructors:** A portion of your generous donation helps us adequately compensate our highly-skilled college interns. These interns, who are the backbone of our camp, work passionately to inspire the young minds they guide.
3. **Camp Merchandise:** Your contribution will assist in the production of camp merchandise like t-shirts and mugs. These items create a strong sense of belonging and pride among our campers, further enhancing their experience.
4. **Promoting Black History Education:** Your support will ensure that our unique curriculum, highlighting the historical African contributions to STEM, continues to uplift and empower Black youth. This culturally relevant education is critical in boosting their self-esteem and shaping their perception of their place in the world.
Your Gold Level Sponsorship goes far beyond just financial aid; it's an investment in the future of these young scholars and our community. Your support aids in creating a more diverse and inclusive STEM field and inspires these youths to envision a future where they can truly thrive. Together, we can empower, inspire, and change lives.
Your generous sponsorship of $2,000 can make a profound impact on the UACI Summer STEM Camp and the lives of underserved youth it serves. Here's how:
1. **Student Scholarships:** Your contribution could cover full tuition for five deserving students, opening doors to transformative learning experiences they may not have otherwise been able to access.
2. **Supporting Instructors:** A portion of your sponsorship would go toward the stipends of our four dedicated college interns, supporting them as they inspire and guide the next generation of STEM leaders.
3. **Camp Merchandise:** Your funding will also support the creation of camp merchandise such as t-shirts and mugs, which foster a sense of unity and pride among our students, and serve as mementos of their empowering experience at our camp.
4. **Empowering Black History Education:** Most importantly, your sponsorship will help promote culturally relevant education. Our curriculum is designed to empower Black youth by illuminating the historical African contributions to STEM and boosting their self-esteem.
By sponsoring the UACI Summer STEM Camp, you're not just funding a camp; you're investing in the future of these young scholars and the prosperity of our community. Your contribution has the power to shape lives, instilling in our students the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to thrive in STEM careers and beyond. Together, we can make a difference.
Baba Amin Ojuok is the Co-Founder of The Uhuru Academy