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Teenage Instruction in History, Culture and Language

Since 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a youth development organization in Harlem, has offered after-school programs and summer camps that teach elementary and high school aged youth a range of skills, from leadership development to global awareness. Marsha Jean-Charles, a graduate student in Africana Studies, is an alumna of the program and has worked at the organization since 2004. This project allowed Jean-Charles to co-facilitate an international study program for a group of youth to travel to Cuba in the summer of 2016. To prepare for the trip, Jean-Charles met with the students twice a month in New York City beginning in February and then spent seven weeks with them in the summer — four of which were in Cuba. During the program, she presented workshops on Afro-Cuban history, culture and politics as well as helped the students design and implement their own research projects throughout their time in-country.

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