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MillerKnoll Champions the Pursuit of Knowledge with Major Sponsorship of Black History Month Essay Contest

With a shared passion for education and community development, MillerKnoll has stepped forward as a significant sponsor for the annual Black History Month Essay Contest, underpinning the Kids Free Trip to Africa Program.

WUVS 103.7 The Beat has joined forces with the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System (MHPSAS), revered alumni, and the erudite author Tracee Bruce, to catalyze a meaningful dialogue among the young minds of Muskegon Heights. This essay contest, exclusively for juniors and seniors at MHPSAS, nudges them to explore pivotal moments of Black History through Bruce’s influential book, “Systems That Shape(d) Black America: 40 Mini Lessons Outlining Defining Moments from Slavery to Modern Day.”

The stakes are particularly high as the essay competition rewards the triumph of three students with an all-inclusive educational journey to Ghana, West Africa – a vivid exploration of their heritage.

Tamica Sain, Human Resources Manager at MillerKnoll, proudly articulated the organization’s stance: “This initiative directly echoes our core values and mission at the MillerKnoll Foundation, especially our commitment to DEIB – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, principles that are deeply interwoven into the very fabric of our identity at MillerKnoll.”

Sain further affirmed her personal and MillerKnoll’s professional dedication to the community: “Lending support to our community and empowering our future generations anchors our efforts. We’re not just offering a handout; we’re providing a ‘hand up,’ essentially contributing to creating opportunities for our youth that resonate with our foundational mission.”

Read Muskegon, United Way of the Lakeshore, DTE & Consumer Energy are also sponsors of the Black History Month Essay Contest.

The Kids Free Trip to Africa Program: Empowering Youth Through Travel and History

Since its launch in 2017, the KidsfreetriptoAfrica Program has successfully facilitated over 30 high school students from Muskegon Heights in their educational pilgrimage to Ghana, West Africa, soaking up history firsthand and expanding their horizons, without the worry of travel costs.

An integral part of 103.7 The Beat’s Mentorship program, the KFTTA initiative stands as a vivid symbol of the community’s investment in its younger generation, providing life-altering experiences rooted in education and personal growth.

About WUVS 103.7 The Beat:

The Beat of Muskegon, Michigan WUVS 103.7 The Beat leads as the premier urban radio station, orchestrating community development and supporting the pillars of education and empowerment.

For additional insights or inquiries regarding the Kids Free Trip to Africa Program:

Contact: Paul Allen Billings General Manager Email: [] Phone: 231-727-5007

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