Frequently Asked Questions
What separates this tour from other college tours?
The “Unity Through Knowledge” Historical Black College Tour is built on an honest and dedicated foundation of providing professional, organized, and memorable trips at an affordable price. Our tours provide a college preparatory atmosphere, complete with dormitory style housing, and opportunities for our students to explore and understand travel etiquette, self-responsibility, and money management through a non-stop itinerary. Lastly, but most importantly, our tours are staffed with experienced chaperones solely dedicated to chaperoning the students and providing a college preparatory experience.
Are there any guarantees of college entry?
32nd Street Theater makes no guarantees regarding the admission or scholarship decision of any college or university. However, the tour will provide students with the opportunity to personally introduce themselves to university officials. We do ask all Seniors to prepare and travel with a Portfolio (including a Transcript, ACT/SAT Test Scores, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Resume and a Sample Essay) for potential interviews with University Representatives.
Who can attend the tour?
High school students (Grades 9-12) with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Participants residing outside of Las Vegas may attend also, but some additional travel cost may apply.
How many students
attend a tour?
A maximum capacity is 156 students and
a minimum capacity is 25 students per tour.
How much spending money
will students need on the tour?
Students are encouraged to bring a minimum of $400 to
cover food and any optional souvenir shopping.
Can students visit family and friends during the tour?
Students are not permitted to leave the tour for any reason including the visitation of family and friends. However, family and friends may visit students upon prior approval of the parents and the 32nd Street Theater staff (some restrictions may apply).
How do parents and students stay in touch during the tour?
We will provide parents with a very accurate itinerary that includes the name, address and telephone number of every place we visit. Students are permitted to travel with their cellphones.
Who are the chaperones?
32nd Street Theater maintains a 10:1 (chaperone to student) ratio with Carmen West, Zale Harris, Kevin Winton, Jodie Allen, Traci Allen, Anthony Rankin, Evelyn Rankin, Tracey Ealy, Treda Ealy, Lisa Whitney, Antennis Pullum, Lonnie Walker, Jamia Pullum and Chancellor Davis serving as adult and CPR certified chaperones along with Pastor Kelcey West, Tour Director.
Which landmarks do you plan to visit?
Our tour will visit Capitol Hill (Capitol Building and Library of Congress), Eastern Market and the Smithsonians (Air and Space, Natural History, and American History Museum), White House, National Zoo, Memorials on the National Mall (Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Vietnam and Korean), Arlington National Cemetery, Museums off the National Mall, (home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights) and Mount Vernon.
What other tours do your offer?
(2023) THE BAYOU TOUR:
Alcorn State, Dillard, Grambling, Jackson State,
Southern,Xavier, Prairie View and Texas Southern
(2024) THE CAROLINAS:
Johnson C. Smith, Bennett College, North Carolina A&T,
Winston Salem State, North Carolina Central, Shaw,
Benedict College, Claflin University and South Carolina State
(2025) THE OLYMPIC TOUR:
Alabama State, Clark-Atlanta, Florida A&M, Fort Valley State,
Morehouse, Morris Brown, Savannah State, Spelman and
(2026) THE PRESIDENTIAL TOUR:
Bowie State, Coppin State, Hampton, Howard, Morgan State,
Norfolk State, Virginia State and Virginia Union