The Howard University Escape to Mecca Spring Break College Tour is back for 2017!
Now in its 14th year, the Escape to Mecca (E2M) Program is the longest standing and successful tour hosted in partnership between Chicago Peoples Union of Howard University and Chicago Public Schools. Together, we have exposed over 500 juniors and seniors to the “Mecca of African-American Education,” resulting in nearly a fourth of those students enrolling at Howard and over 80% enrolling in college overall! This program model helped launch Former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s White House “Near-Peer Campus Challenge” that was nation-wide!
The Howard University annual Escape to Mecca (E2M) Tour Program is a college experience designed to expose talented high school students from Chicago Public Schools to the greatness of the Mecca of African American education, Howard University by immersing participants in the educational, cultural, and social environment of the campus and D. C. area. All student participants will:
Prospective seniors accepted to Howard have first priority seating and will also get to:
We are pleased to offer this college immersion program to Howard University at an affordable price of $250!
Please read below and thoroughly review the attached application packet for more details!
April 12 – 16, 2017
The cost for Escape to Mecca is $250 including a $100 non-refundable deposit and requires a minimum booking of 40-seats in order to proceed!
The 14th Annual Howard University “Escape to Mecca” College Tour application is due electronically by 11:59 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017.
Click or copy the link below to access the appropriate electronic application to apply online today!
Electronic Application in CPS Academic Works – http://tinyurl.com/EscapeToMecca2017
Electronic Application for CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS – http://tinyurl.com/CharterE-ApplicationE2M17
Review and Download the appropriate “Official Mecca Tour Guidelines Packet” for guidance on application completion!