The EBI City Explorers program introduces students to the world beyond their ordinary jurisdiction.
Our inner-city children are boxed in — some never even stepped foot outside of their city! EBI wants all students to have opportunities to venture beyond their comfort zone because we believe that education comes from exploration.
We have found that the two most significant barriers for these students are a lack of funds and a lack of reference.
Many inner-city students come from families that have never traveled. These students don’t know how beneficial travel is! These students may also have a fear of the unknown and lack support from family and peers.
EBI fights to change that narrative for those students, one trip at a time!
We can remove these barriers by encouraging both students and parents to travel. EBI also works to raise awareness about the benefits of travel. For our pilot EBI City Explorers trip, we took 27 Baltimore students and five parent chaperones on a day trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
We want everyone to make the world their classroom!
Because the students and parents gave us such sensational feedback on the pilot trip, we’ve decided to plan an exploratory trip for students every summer.