On September 23rd 2016 103.7 the Beat staff and kids departed from Muskegon, MI to arrive in Washington D.C. on September 24th for the grand opening weekend of the new National Museum of African American History & Culture. From riding the metro, to walking the blocks of downtown D.C. children from the ages of 9-16 years old had the chance to experience the diverse culture of Washington D.C. and immerse themselves into the world of the White House, National Monuments and Smithsonian museums.
Mehean Jones, Program Director of M106-FM and radio personality of 103.7 The Beat and chaperone of the trip said, “The great trip to Washington D.C. while the African American Museum was opening made us apart of Black History. I will be able to look at history books in the future and tell the younger generation I was there!” Robert Roundtree aka Big Rob Chief Talent Coordinator from Imara Entertainment and radio personality of 103.7 the Beat was pleased to say, “The trip was an amazing and a great experience for the children”
Another staff member to attend, What Do I Do Now host Chauncy Williams stated, “Great experience, once in a lifetime, I enjoyed the kids and the chaperones.”
Ericka Bell of Red’s Youth Center commented, “I’m very thankful I had the opportunity to attend a world breaking event in D.C. The African American Museum will teach my generation and all that’s to come, while also receiving the chance to experience many other museums & site seeing exhibits in Washington D.C. Each kid was amazing and just seeing the face of each child was a lifetime memory for me.”
103.7 the Beat staff would like to thank Ericka Bell from Red’s Youth Center, Young Brothers & Chauncy Williams mentorship program who helped provide us with kids to take to D.C. We would also like to thank those who made the trip free courtesy of Imara Entertainment Mentorship Program, Healthwest, and an anonymous donor. Last but not least, we’d like to thank the kids who attended the trip for helping us help them experience this wonderful moment in history. Without them this trip would not have been possible.