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The d’Zert Club, African Genesis Institute – Press Release

January 16, 2008 by  
Filed under News, Press Releases

( PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2008 — The d’Zert Club and the African Genesis Institute are sponsoring a free, all expense paid trip to Egypt, North Africa for 1,000 students nationwide ages 7-14 and 500 adult group leaders. These travelers will participate in the Annual Teen Summit 1000.

The d’Zert Club is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit travel organization specializing in coordinating national and international educational field trips for African Americans. It was founded in 1997 by the husband and wife team of Ali and Helen Salahuddin.

d'Zert Club Class of 2007 at the Pyramids in Egypt -- Ron Allen photo --

Families and individuals interested in earning a free trip to the Motherland are invited to attend the following information and enrollment meetings:

    9:00 AM, Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Wisomm Cultural Center, 15 James Street, Newark, NJ

    1:00 PM, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Windows over Harlem, State Bldg, 125th & Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem

    1:00 PM, Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Bedford Stuyvesant Center, 1340 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

    7:00 pm, Friday, Jan. 25 at the Crowne Plaza, 777 St. Claire, Cleveland

    1:00 PM, Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Akwaaba Community Center, 8045 Second Avenue, Detroit

    1:00 PM, Sunday, Jan. 27 at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 7th & Arch Streets

The African Genesis Institute is a proactive, 3 semester, educational and cultural program for African American youth ages 7-14, focused on developing an understanding and awareness of the African experience in America. Over a 27-month period, students are exposed to their rich and extraordinary ancient African history through classes, assignments and field trips. At the end of the program, the students sojourn to Egypt for the Teen Summit 1000 where they examine the land of their ancestors and share their culture with African youth. The program is conducted in 12 cities nationwide. The trip to Egypt is sponsored by the d’Zert Club and is absolutely free to the students as the graduation reward for those who complete the program.

For more information, visit us online at, call toll free 1-888-257-5991.

CONTACT: Marilyn Kai Jewett
Tele# 215/379-1163

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