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The Collaborative

Guardians of Heritage is an African-centered youth civic leadership and legacy collaborative that will engage Black youth in intergenerational community inquiry, collaborative study, and social problem-solving activities. The program uses Black scholarship and cultural expression, traditions of resistance, legacies of community history and struggle, and heritage knowledge as resources to build and sustain young people’s transformative power, critical reasoning, and leadership skills, agency activism. Through online study community engagement six groups located in historic Black communities-- AfricaTown, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; San Jose, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baltimore, Maryland; and Chicago, Illinois--youth Guardians of Heritage will work together building curriculum, producing media, and creating digital learning tools that will enable them to educate one another and serve their communities.

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