The SnR Summer Enrichment Program is designed to continue the catalyzation of the intellectual and personal growth of SnR team members through continued team building, exposure to national and historical sites that are meaningful to who they are and exposure to the important and valuable content that African Americans and Native Americans played in the role of the developing West and the nation as we know it today.
In the summer of 2011 the SnR cyclists completed an 1800-mile, 32-day bicycle tour along the route of the Underground Railroad from Mobile, AL to Niagara Falls, NY on recycled bicycles.
The 2012 Tour of Discovery summer enrichment project sought to extend their experiences of African American and Native American history by cycling from Council Bluffs, IA, to Astoria, OR, along part of the Buffalo Soldiers Trail and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The “Buffalo Soldiers” were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army, and many of them served as our nation’s first National Park Rangers. The ride began on June 22nd of 2012 and ended on August 8th of 2012.