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Caring For Young Minds’ mission is to provide the framework for minority students to develop positive relationships that will encourage academic achievement, self-direction, self-esteem, social competence, problem-solving skills by facilitating meaningful interactions with certified educational instructors, community leaders and dedicated parents to help students achieve their full potential by successfully completing their high school careers and continuing on to institutions of higher learning.


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2024 HBCU Tour
March 23 - 29, 2024

Howard University is a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C., located in the Shaw neighborhood. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity” and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Bowie State University is a public historically black university in Prince George’s County, Maryland, north of Bowie. It is part of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1865, Bowie State is Maryland’s oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country. Bowie State is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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Lincoln University is a public state-related historically black university near Oxford, Pennsylvania. Founded as the private Ashmun Institute in 1854, it has been a public institution since 1972 and is the second HBCU in the state, after Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. More information

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public historically black university in Cheyney, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, it is the oldest university out of all historically black colleges and universities in the United States. More information

Delaware State University is a public historically black land-grant research university in Dover, Delaware. DSU also has two satellite campuses: one in Wilmington and one in Georgetown. The university encompasses four colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced-degree students

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a public historically black land-grant research university in Princess Anne, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”.

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Hampton University is a private, historically black, research university in Hampton, Virginia. Founded in 1868 as Hampton Agricultural and Industrial School, it was established by Black and White leaders of the American Missionary Association after the American Civil War to provide education to freedmen. 

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Become The Leader You Were Meant To Be With Opportunities In & Out Of The Classroom. Reach Your Fullest Potential. Apply To Norfolk State University Today. Reach Your Potential. Start Your Journey. Over 64 Programs.

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Virginia State University is a public historically Black land-grant university in Ettrick, Virginia. Founded on March 6, 1882, Virginia State developed as the United States’s first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for Black Americans.

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Virginia Union University is a private historically black Baptist university in Richmond, Virginia. It is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.

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North Carolina Central University is a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by James E. Shepard in affiliation with the Chautauqua movement in 1909, it was supported by private funds from both Northern and Southern philanthropists.

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, historically black land-grant research university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System.

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Caring For Young Minds Black College Tour was established with a vision to expose students to historically black colleges and universities. Students in middle school and high school have the opportunity to visit and experience different colleges and universities during the week of Spring Break to decide where they want to further their studies and gain the knowledge to select a major.

Since 1998, the Caring for Young Minds Black College Tour has taken hundreds of young African Americans to Black College campuses. Regardless of the destination, each student realizes the experience was much more enriching than a mere tour. Venturing afar or local, all of the students return home with a greater sense of what it means to attain good grades and attend a historically black college or university.

Why should you attend an HBCU?

• A first-rate education
• Caring professors and faculty
• Classes and extracurricular activities tailored to the student
• A supportive atmosphere
• Diversity
• Empowerment
• A chance to continue the legacy
• Strong Alumni Associations
• Grants and Scholarships offered to HBCUs

2024 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Tour
March 23-29


Deadline is February 24


What is Included?

  • Luxury Motor Coach
  • Meals*
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • All Activities
  • Amusement Park Visit
  • Well-qualified Chaperones 
  • Private Sessions with Admissions Officers
  • Onsite Acceptance and Scholarships
*Students are responsible for two meals – during mall visit and amusement park. 

How it Works?

Phase 1 – Meet with the admissions office. Students are presented with all information about the school – including admissions, financial aid and campus life.

Phase 2 – Walking Tour – the students are given a walking campus tour by the college students.

Fun Activities

  • Student Mixers
  • Student Talent Shows
  • Local Cultural Attractions
  • Local Historical Sites 
  • Amusement Park Visit



Due to the ongoing threat of viral diseases, we have implemented new guidelines for student lodging. Students will be roomed 2 (two) per room to prevent and help slow the spread or transmission of any viruses. You may request to have a quad (4 persons) room, however, all parents must be in agreement with the setup and no special pricing or accommodations will be provided from CFYMs. Students will have an opportunity to select their own roommate(s). If you fail to select a roommate, one will be assigned based on our rooming criteria.



During the tour, we provide several eating options: Buffet-style restaurants offer a variety of options and are following health guidelines for safety. When on campus, students eat at campus cafeterias. Off campus dining is done at fast-food restaurants or in-house dining. Snacks are also provided.


Open to Students in Grades 6-12

Well-qualified Chaperones. Chaperone ratio 1: 4.

You will be issued 4 t-shirts; you will be required to wear khaki-colored slacks/skirt or capris for young
ladies only; 1 – black and white outfit; comfortable shoes; rain gear

New guidelines for student lodging. Students will be housed two per room to prevent the spread of any viruses. Students select their own roommate.  If they fail to select their own roommate, CFYM will select for them.  

Students may request to sleep three or four to a room; however, no special pricing or accommodations will be made.  

Air Travel when applicable.

Luxury motor coach – Boys and girls travel separately.

  1. Two (2) Registered Nurses travel with the tour group to assist with medical problems.
  2. We have 2 (two) off-duty police officers who travel with the tour.
    You are allowed One (1) Piece of luggage and one book bag. You are welcomed to bring: Movies to share with the
    bus (G or PG13)

Refund Policy

The Caring for Young Minds Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Tour travels during Spring Break in coordination with the Baltimore County Public School System. Registrations for the Caring for Young Minds Black College Tour begin at the beginning of the Academic School Year – typically the month of August.  Any cancellations or request for refunds must be made before December 31 of the Academic School year and prior to Spring Break.  All funds will be refunded; however, the cost of the registration fee is nonrefundable and non-transferable; however, it may be used for a new registration.  Refunds will not be provided for requests made after December 31st of the academic year.

Circumstances beyond the control of the Tour organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations, rescheduling or cancellations of the tour, school(s) and activities. Therefore, Caring for Young Minds reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised itinerary if necessary.  All registered participants will be automatically shifted to the rescheduled event(s) at no additional cost.  Any substitutions, alterations or rescheduled itineraries will be updated on the company’s web site as soon as possible.

We realize that exceptional circumstances can take place with regard to the character of the Tour we provide. THEREFORE, WE DO HONOR REQUESTS FOR REFUND WHERE THE FOLLOWING REASONS APPLY:

  1. Non-delivery of service: such as, for example, due to some reason 3 or more of the schools listed on the originally published itinerary has changed and your desire to attend the tour has diminished;
  2. Should there be an extreme illness on the part of the student or parent which precludes them from traveling during the time of the Tour;
  3. The Tour was not-as-described: a request based on this reason is satisfied on a case by case basis with Caring for Young Minds reserving full discretion to make the determination whether a refund is appropriate.

A request for refund must be made via e-mail to lawrencew1966@gmail.com. A cancellation acknowledgement email will be sent within 3 working days and fees refunded within 10 working days, subject to this Refund Policy.  Where Caring for Young Minds offers a non-tangible irrevocable service, we do not issue refunds for the tour once completed.

As a customer, you are responsible for understanding this refund policy upon registering for the Tour on our website or in-person.

CONTACT US with any questions or concerns: Lawrencew1966@gmail.com, 443-413-4423.


Lawrence Williams

I am a solution-focused former high school administrator and a certified diversity and management professional and corporate trainer, with a comprehensive background in, education policy and procedure development, budgeting, vendor negotiations, human resources, and client and community partnership development. I hold a Bachelor of Education degree from North Carolina Central University and have a Master of Education degree from Goucher College with certifications in educational supervision, training, administration, and mediation. I am an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. I recently retired from the Baltimore City Public School system and look forward to focusing on growing my Diversity and Inclusion Consulting and expanding Caring For Young Minds services. I am the proud Executive Director and Founder of Caring for Young Minds. An organization that was established with a vision to expose students to historically black colleges and universities. Students in middle and high school can visit and experience different colleges and universities. During Spring Break students explore and learn about HBCU’s history, and its legacy. Since 1997 Caring for Young Minds has taken over 2,500 young African Americans and other minorities across Black College Campuses. Regardless of the destination, each student realizes the experience was much more enriching than a mere “tour.” Venturing afar or local, all the students return home with a greater sense of what it means to attain good grades and attend a historically black college.

Rhonda Mclean

Rhonda Mclean was born in Baltimore Maryland and a graduate of Woodlawn Sr. High School in 1983. She studied at Towson State University. Ms. Mclean has been working for The State of Maryland for 31 years. She is currently working as the Court Unit Supervisor for Child Support. Ms. Mclean daughters went on the tours. In 2007, she was asked to volunteer for that year. She agreed for that year only. After the tour, she realized, she wanted to be part of this organization. From that year to present, Ms. Mclean has worked closely with the Executive Team. She is passionate and highly committed to working with the youth to further their education and growth. She is so committed with the organization. she encouraged her daughter to volunteer, who which is now the nurse on the tour. Ms. Mclean volunteers feeding the homeless and the church. She loves spending time with her 2 daughters Shada and Jasmin.

Myra Scriber

Myra Scriber has been affiliated with the Caring for Young Minds organization for 13 years. She has dedicated her time to encouraging teen and young adults to excel in academics, seek their full potential and become productive citizens. Myra came into the organization as a chaperone just to give back to the community by mentoring our teen and young adults to strive to further their education by attending Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Myra was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, she has been employed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for 28 years. Myra is currently a member of the Huber Memorial Church, where she serves on serval ministries. Myra is a powerful force in and out the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Myra’s inspiration is her loving and supportive husband and two lovely nieces.

Turrayar Pompey

Turrayar Pompey has a always has a love and passion for education and children’s well -being. She taught elementary students for 8 years in the Baltimore City Public School System. I became the owner of my own Children Care Center. She is currently working for the federal government. She earned B. S. Special Education. Coppin State College and M.S. College of Notre Dame of Md. Belongs to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I was always taught knowledge is power. As a former teacher I believed to always give or share as much information to whomever wants to hear it. After I became a government employee, I was not sure how I could continue to help children. I attended church service one Sunday and Caring for Young Minds was soliciting for children and volunteers for HBCU college tour, then the rest was history. I have been a faithful volunteer since 2015 and regained my passion to work with children of all ages. Caring for Youngs Minds community service attributed to me becoming a part of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am looking forward to the upcoming tour and to continue to mentor the upcoming students.

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Contact us:

For General HBCU Tour Questions: 410-935-7017 – Caringforyoung@aol.com Lawrence William, Founder and CEO – Lawrencew1966@gmail.com – 443-413-4423