During the summer of 2009 a group of Baltimore City high school students prepared for a three-week educational journey to Ghana, West Africa, a trip sponsored by the organization Black to Our Roots. Black to Our Roots is a Pan-African organization located in Central Baltimore that supports youths ages 13-18 through cultural experiences and education. The organization started in 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia, and has branches in New York, Washington, DC, The Virgin Islands, and in 2009 Baltimore, MD. Black to Our Roots sponsors about ten teenagers to Ghana each year. I created a proposed promotional campaign to increase community awareness, sponsorship, and funding. I designed promotional posters that featured photographic portraits of those Baltimore youths enrolled in the organization's yearly education pilgrimage to Ghana. I explored the text of the teens aspirations for taking the trip, and the use of type and color to achieve an effect.

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