About the Organizers
Sankofa Community Development Corporation (www.sankofacdc.org) is the organizer of the event. Sankofa's mission is to bring revitalization and financial empowerment to the Greater Edmondson, Uplands and surrounding communities. For three years it operated The Voyage of Exploration Program (http://www.voyageofexploration.org). This is a three-year science education program for middle and high school students (Grades 5 to 10) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The existing program is presented in three different venues: After-school programs, Saturday morning sessions, and a Summer Learning Expedition. The program has several components based on a STEM curriculum. Student participants are engaged through inquiry-based learning, informal educational programs and hands-on activities. The project immerses students in technology and the study of navigation from a historical perspective.