HBCUs are institutions founded primarily for the education of African-Americans. Although their charters were not exclusionary, most HBCUs are 50 to 100 years old. The oldest HBCU dates back to 1837. Of the 105 HBCUs, 17 HBCUs have land-grant status. About 214,000 or 16 percent of all African-American higher education students in the nation are enrolled at HBCUs, which comprises three percent of all colleges and universities nation-wide.” (Department of Interior, 1998)
This information regardless of how impressive as it may seem it is facing decreasing numbers and unfortunately several of these schools are facing the fear of closing their doors. They are facing the unfortunate realism of losing accreditations, employee and staff cuts, and having to turn away many students because many degree programs and classes are no longer available due to budget cuts and loss of endowments.
This is where the HBCU Trivia Game can aid in the support of ensuring that these institutions gain that support they need to stay open and available to help the students that rely on them for an education. Along with the financial support from individuals, affiliate organization and companies the HBCU Trivia Game’s mission and purpose is to gain support through educating about the rich historic values and traditions of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities while bringing hours of entertainment to all that play it.
The strategy behind “The HBCU Trivia Game” can aid in the support of ensuring that these institutions gain the support they need to stay open and available to help the students that rely on them for an education.
With every game that is purchased, The HBCU Trivia Game Foundation will donate a portion of the sale to the HBCU of the consumer’s choice or The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. This will assist with the financial commitments they need to meet the requirements of financial support from endowments and corporate sponsored giving programs.
Also, it is geared to educate and influence high school students to consider HBCUs as their choice to attend for a college education.
The HBCU Trivia Game is more than just a board game for entertainment and then placed on the shelf until the next time it is played. It is a game with a purpose!!