Black History Month

Spring Break in Las Vegas brings the 26th Annual “Unity Through Knowledge” HBCU Tour.  Yes! It’s that time of year, again!  This tour has been organized and structured for the last 26 years by Las Vegas Pastor Kelsey West of Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church

The tour, which generally takes place during Easter/Spring Break, is designed to introduce high school students to the educational objectives and opportunities of HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).  The number of students that have participated in this annual college preparatory tour is nearly 2300, with many going on to attend and graduate from an HBCU.

This year’s tour is happening as I write this with some awesome stops and college visits.   The Colleges to be toured are Texas Southern University, Prairie View University, Louisiana State University, Southern University Dillard University, Xavier University, Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, and Grambling State University.  On Sunday the tour began in Dallas, Texas as the tour were hosted by The Potters House Church and Bishop TD Jakes!


There is also a VIP Tour of the A&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboy) with Pastor Kelsey A. West!

Every year the tour is bigger with opportunities for more students to participate.  The HBCU Tour is a family production and affair with the assistance of Pastor West’s Wife, Rev. Carmen West their son, Assistant Pastor Kyle West and his Wife, devoted Staff & Volunteers.

According to www.32ndst. us, The program includes monthly college prep workshops for students and parents prior to the week-long tour that also focuses on time, money and self-management via nightly group projects and team building exercises.   Finally we cannot forget about the money it takes to support this tour annually.  There some awesome community sponsors for the program and you are welcome if you feel it in your heart to be one of them!  All donations are tax deductible and can be sent to: 3606 N. Rancho Dr. Ste. 144

Las Vegas, NV 89130

(702) 860-6638 T




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