An Albany mother is starting a movement that began with her daughter and has spread to her classmates, and beyond.
Its called the "518 HBCU Movement."
Beginning Monday, 47 students from the Capital Region will spend a week touring several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Saturday, dring a final breakfast meeting for the tour, Tiffany Robinson, the movement’s founder, said the idea started in August when she was planning her own daughter’s college road trip.
She says she realized HBCU schools, in particular, don’t get enough exposure, which led to the ovement.
“It's emotional because our kids don’t have to be a product of their enviornemnt and there's life outside of here so that’s what were trying to show them, that’s our slogan, life outside of exit 23," said Robinson.
The tour’s first stop is Morgan State University in Maryland. It concludes friday with stops at Spelman and Morehouse colleges.