Artis Yancey HBCU TOUR AND EXPERIENCE

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The Artis Yancey HBCU Tour is celebrating 10 years!

Spring Break 2024

Tour Dates: Sunday March 24th - 31st, 2024 

States to be visited: Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi

For more information, call 847-244-4900 or 
email tsprings@waukegantownship.com

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ADDITIONALLY...


1. Deadline for all payments and paperwork extended to Monday, March 4, 2024.

2. All payments and documentation should be taken to the Supervisor’s Office.


3. Office hours on March 4th will be extended to accommodate those who are unable to reach the office by 4:30 pm, if needed (8 am – 7 pm).

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2024 HBCU COLLEGE TOUR APPLICATION


Applications for the 2024 HBCU Tour are now located at the Supervisor's Office
149 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085

PLEASE NOTE: All payments and completed documents are due by March 4, 2024.

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Are you a high school student looking to explore HBCUs? An Artis Yancey HBCU college tour is your gateway to experiencing their unique culture and history while also getting a feel for the college environment. These tours, integrating visits to multiple HBCUs, offer a cost-effective way to compare campuses and experience HBCU campus life firsthand.

During these Artis Yancey HBCU college tours, you'll attend admission sessions, campus tours, and get a chance to learn about academic programs, extracurricular activities, and campus life at each school. For parents and educators, this is an opportunity to guide students towards making an informed decision about their future.

Pick up your 2024 HBCU Tour Application at the Supervisor's Office, 149 S. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085.

HBCU APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: PLEASE READ!

All application packets MUST be completed at time of submission.  Each attachment required MUST accompany the application packet, we will NOT accept incomplete applications packet submissions.

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2024 HBCU PRESSKIT & SPONSORSHIP PACKET

If you are an individual or a representative of a corporate or community entity, interested in supporting the Artis Yancey HBCU 10 Year Anniversary Tour, consider becoming an event sponsor.

Download the sponsorship packet to review the impact and benefits of sponsoring, and the different levels of sponsorship available.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
 Nelson Mandela

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2024 ARTIS YANCEY HBCU EDUCATIONAL 
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Artis Yancey HBCU Scholarship Application 2024

2024 ARTIS YANCEY HBCU EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP! 

Deadline to Submit: May 3, 2024.

Since 2019, the Partners and Committee of the Artis Yancey HBCU Tour has awarded scholarships to qualifying High School graduates. This scholarship is available only to     students who have been accepted into a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), provided proof of enrollment, and have met all the eligibility criteria.

Special Thank You for your support!

  • Artis Yancey HBCU College Tour $1000 (plus) Donors.
  • Artis Yancey HBCU Tour College Tour Committee. 

Email application packet to rrandle@waukegantownship.com
Attn: Artis Yancey HBCU Scholarship.

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ARTIS YANCEY HBCU TOUR HISTORY


The Artis Yancey HBCU tour started in 2013 with the passion and determination of Supervisor Patricia Jones with the full support of the Board of Trustees. Her purpose was to encourage students to pursue goals and not to settle for anything less than what they desire. Investing in our youth is an initiative that is crucial to the success of Waukegan Township’s future.

Waukegan Township has undertaken the community initiative “Investing in Our Future.”  Whether it's providing a boost to the booster club, providing funding for a local middle school trip to Springfield or just providing a day with a movie, mentors and positive activities, Waukegan Township has taken a stand that our children are the future of our country and we must start with them.

Each year the Artis Yancey Historically Black College and University tour takes approx. 25 - 40 students on a 7-10 day trip to visit Historical Black Colleges & Universities. This HBCU Tour Experience consists of a bus trip taken during spring break. Students range from the 9th through 12th grades.

Along with the college visits and tours, the students also visit local museums and historical sites to round out their experience.  Statistics show that the Northshore area only has a 75% graduation rate compared to 87% statewide.  According to counselors and teachers,  only 30% of those graduating in the district go on to a post-secondary educational institution.  Waukegan Township and its partners want to enhance the opportunities for those wishing to attend a college or university after high school. 

The Artis Yancey HBCU Tour benefits students from all races and financial backgrounds. Students visit schools that offer the same degrees they are looking for in smaller classrooms. HBCU's offer personalized training. Their tuition can be more cost-effective.

While on tour, students will be immersed in campus life, exposed to culture and history first hand. More importantly, students will have the educational advantage of moving forward from high school to institutions of higher learning.  An additional benefit is the monthly informational sessions which provide college-prep workshops for those students who decide to become participants in the tour.

In 2015 the tour was renamed to honor an outstanding humanitarian, Mr. Artis Yancey, who served the City of Waukegan as a highly respected Police Detective and Chief of Police as well as the first African American elected to the office of Waukegan City Clerk. Mr. Yancey was the first African American Coroner in Lake County.  The legacy of Artis Yancey represents a dedication to the City of Waukegan and Community; especially the youth. He passionately believed in the power of higher education and providing high school students with the opportunity of the onsite experience of touring Historically Black Colleges and Universities within the United States. For several years, Chief Yancey unselfishly volunteered his time as a chaperone, providing parents the comfort of knowing their children were in good hands and to the students, he offered insight to the options that were available to them.

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