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Meet The Fly Girls

   

 
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"The reason I want to go to Africa is to experience what it feels like to live there i also want to meet kids my age and learn about my original culture. I also want to bring back what I learn from Africa to San Francisco so that I can help kids my age appreciate what they have and so I can appreciate more and respect my family."

Ty'jae

  • Age: 11

  • Hobbies: playing basketball, volleyball, and flag football, hanging out with family and friends

 
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"I believe me being able to go and actually experiencing this will teach me a lot so I can be able to share my experience and may even be the start of changing the world if I let people know that there's things out here in the world and they can have the opportunity to do. Africa here I come!!!!!" 

 

Kaniyah

  • AGE: 10

  • HOBBIES: SINGING, ART, VOLLEYBALL AND HANGING WITH FAMILY

 

 
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"i WANT TO GO TO AFRICA TO EXPERIENCE OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. I'M JUST GRATEFUL AND EXCITED TO LEARN AND SEE WITH MY OWN TWO EYES BECAUSE HEARING IT IS COOL, BUT NOT AS COOL AS ACTUALLY BEING SOMEWHERE. This trip will show me okay antanae my life could be worse so i need to do right and appreciate everything. "

Antanae

  • Age: 12

  • Hobbies: Dancing and Track

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"This is my second trip to Africa. I am so excited to continue pushing the girls and being role models in their lives.  I know this trip is going to help shape their outlook on the world." 

Kanisha Burdeen, Co-Mentor

 
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"At Spelman, the experience of being around such incredible black women from all corners of the globe taught me so much about myself. an opportunity came for me to leave home and travel to Dakar, Senegal and i took it. What I learned on that trip leveled my world right side up, since then I have wanted to give that experience earlier to  our children. it wasn't until I worked in schools that I realized how desperately they were crying out for it. We need our children to become awake and passionate much sooner than later. "

Joi Jackson & Jungle, Co-Mentor