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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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2025 HBCU Tour
April 12 - 18, 2025

Shaw University, is the first historically black university in the Southern United States. Shaw is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church and among the oldest HBCUs in the nation. Founded in 1865, our University has a rich history steeped in tradition, activism and service. We were the first college in North Carolina to offer a four-year medical school; the first institution of higher learning established for freedmen after the Civil War and the first historically Black College in the nation to open its doors to women.

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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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Winston-Salem State University empowers all learners—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—to fulfill their potential and unleash their genius.

WSSU is nationally ranked for our affordability, value, and helping our graduates achieve social mobility. Social mobility can be a change in a person’s socio-economic situation throughout their lifetime. Social mobility can be measured in terms of earnings, income, health, and education.

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JCSU is surrounded by the vibrant atmosphere of Charlotte, N.C., the Queen City, providing our students with a wealth of experiences they can only get in an urban center. Learn more about some of the things one can do here and how to live life in a world-class city that still has that southern small-town feeling. More information

Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African-American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African-Americans. CAU is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. 

Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population. Today, with over 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

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The College is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of the best and brightest young minds, while simultaneously providing educational support to students who might not otherwise receive the opportunity to compete on the college level. Students fitting the latter are given the tools they need to increase their potential for earning a college degree.

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Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, we became Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

Today our student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 43 states and 10 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. We are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students

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For over 150 years, we have prepared young men to change the world through leadership and service—driven by innovation, technology, global cultural dexterity, and a liberal arts foundation of knowledge.

There is a world of universities and professions to choose from. Today, Black men have access to them all. But since 1867, many of the best and brightest have chosen an HBCU in Atlanta, Morehouse. Our 66-acre campus southwest of downtown Atlanta is home to more than 2,200 students preparing to make their mark on the world.

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Tuskegee’s mission has always been service to people. Stressing the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind, This institution founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington was acclaimed–first by Alabama and then by the nation for the soundness and vigor of its educational programs and principles.

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Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine formerly enslaved men now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.

Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning that welcomes students of all races. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to a list of high-demand programs such as the Doctorate in Physical Therapy, the Ph.D. in microbiology, the Master of Accountancy, the Master’s in Social Work and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance.

The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 41 states and 21 countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.

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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