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2024 Muskegon Kids Free Trip to Africa

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2024 Kids Free trip to Africa Expenses:

Air Fare : $1800 -$2000
Passport with Pictures: $220
Yellow Fever: $200
Visa: $120
Hotel: $400
Ground Transportation $400
Food & Exhibits $400

We are thrilled to announce that Ma’Kayla White, Ma’Quel White, Ca’Mya Jackson, and Naeonna Agnew from Muskegon Heights High School have been selected for our transformative trip to Ghana! This opportunity celebrates their exceptional achievements in the Black Month Essay Contest, rewarding them with an inspiring journey to explore and connect with their heritage.

For the first time ever, our program is also extending this incredible experience to Jamee Towers, Jakari Bolden, and Jai’Londyn Grant, thanks to the generous sponsorships from their families. This inclusion marks a significant step forward in our mission, opening new doors for how we connect young minds to their cultural roots and the broader global community.

Founded in 2017 by Paul Allen Billings of the West Michigan Community Help Network, the Kids Free Trip to Africa (KFTTA) program facilitates educational trips to Ghana, funded entirely by public donations. Participants engage in enriching activities, including traditional African ceremonies, and visits to significant historical sites such as the Elmina Slave Castle and the W.E.B. DuBois Centre in Accra.

To date, over 35 young individuals have explored Ghana, thanks to your support, making these life-altering experiences possible.

Parents of participants have shared their enthusiasm, noting these trips as monumental opportunities rarely accessible otherwise. One parent expressed, "I’m elated; it’s a lifetime opportunity. I’ve never been outside of the country," while another stated, "I appreciate the opportunity given to my son, which I’m sure he will use as a stepping stone for future achievements."

Your donations primarily cover expenses such as travel, accommodations, food, passport fees, vaccinations, and more. Each contribution directly supports these young explorers, helping to broaden their horizons and inspire a mindset where anything is achievable in this world brimming with opportunities.

Traveling at a young age is proven to offer numerous benefits: it expands educational respect, fosters cultural sensitivity, and builds empowerment through newfound independence.

Here’s how your support can make a difference:
- **Donate:** Any financial contribution towards KFTTA will significantly impact.
- **Spread the Word:** Raise awareness by sharing information about the program on social media and within your networks.
- **Volunteer:** Lend your expertise in fundraising, event planning, or youth engagement to further this noble cause.

We encourage you to join us in this endeavor to shape the leaders of tomorrow through impactful travel experiences.

Thank you for your support,


#KidsFreeTriptoAfrica #MuskegonClassof2024 #CulturalExchange #MakeADifference


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Paul Allen Billings
Muskegon, MI

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