Will You Join us On This Journey?
For three years, A Better Glynn has worked tirelessly in our community to effect change. One of our greatest successes, however, is helping develop young people. And we began to brainstorm questions to figure out how we might be able to identify, educate, and empower them to be equity-driven leaders. We asked:
As a result, we put together an initiative called The Justice Journey.
The Justice Journey was launched to shape future leaders in Glynn County. Our team decided that we did not want to stand by while others attempted to erase important Civil Rights era history in the classroom. Instead, we have proactively created a unique journey for our students to have a hands-on experience and immerse themselves in a history that others are trying to erase.
The Justice Journey sets out to provide youth leadership training through experiential trips across the U.S., highlighting historic sites and their connection to social justice.
Through this journey, we hope these young men and women are future history makers, becoming a part of the history they will learn along the way.
Will you join us on this journey?
YEAR 1: THE COASTAL JOURNEY
This phase of the journey will explore destinations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including Brunswick, Georgia, Sapelo Island, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. At each location, the students will learn oft-neglected history in high school curricula, while seeing their own potential to become history makers in their time.
YEAR 2: THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOUTH
This phase of the journey will explore destinations around the South, including Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama, Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition, students will get tours of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in each city and meet with prominent city officials who are persons of color.
YEAR 3: HBCU SCHOLARSHIPS
Our audacious goal is to award several students who have successfully gone through the journey with full-tuition scholarships to a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) of their choice. The scholarship comes attendant with a commitment to return to Glynn County for a 5-year employment opportunity with a local employer in our pool of partner employers. Employment fields will cover a broad range of needs locally, from public service to education.