Ghana Summer
Cultural & Educational Experience


Outreach Programs



Trip Activities Include: Group welcome & Orientation, W.E.D. DuBois Center, visit slave dungeons at Cape Coast and Elmina, Kumasi Arts & Craft Center, Market Shopping, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Site, Hansonic Bird Site, Community Service, and More!* 

The cost: $5,300.00

The cost will cover:

  • Round trip coach from JFK Airport
  • Ground transportation and admission to scheduled activities in Ghana
  • One Meal per day
  • Lodging in Ghana

$500.00 deposit due January 1, 2018

Full payment due May 1, 2018


Kathy Baylock

Katherine L. Baylock is Executive Director and co-founder of WATOES (We Are Troubled On Every Side) Outreach Programs, Inc. She is a graduate of Kent State, and Walsh Universities. Mrs. Baylock has over 30 years experience of advocating for and working with diverse families. She has shared her passion for history and culture by producing community plays and sponsoring trips to Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuskegee, and Ghana. Mrs. Baylock travels have afforded her the opportunities to engage with numerous historians, civil rights icons and activist. Her travels to Ghana, West Africa brought closure in knowing that her family DNA test results proved their ancestry with the Akan, Fulani, and Songhay tribes.

Lathardus Goggins II, Ed.D.

Dr. Lathardus Goggins II has been an advocate for youth and education for more than twenty years, and is the author of Bringing the Light Into a New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage, 365 Black: Nuggets of Wisdom for Every Day of the Year, and African Centered Rites of Passage and Education. Dr. Goggins formal studies include Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Masters of Education in Cultural Foundations, and Doctor of Education in Educational Foundations and Leadership. He has also earned certificates in African-American Studies, African-Centered Rites of Passage Facilitation and Instruction, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Cultural Diversity/Multiculturalism. Dr. Goggins travels has taken him to Canada, Mexico, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast (Cote-d'Ivoire), Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, The Netherlands, Australia, St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands), Panama, Ghana, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, United Kingdom, South Africa, and extensively throughout United States (all but eight states).

Tentative Ghana Travel Itinerary*

Day 1

Travel from Canton to NYC JFK Airport

Day 2

Arrive in Accra, Ghana Kotoka International Airport (ACC)

Day 3 – 4

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, W. E. B. DuBois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture, University of Ghana, Market

Day 5 – 6

Cape Coast & Elmina Slave Dungeons, and University of Cape Coast

Day 7

Community Service and meal

Day 8

Rest/ Fun, Reflect, Hansonic Bird Site

Day 9

Travel to Kumasi

Day 10

Kumasi Crafts and Cultural Tour, Central Market

Day 11

Travel to Accra (or Elmina)

Day 12

Pack, Market

Day 13

Accra, Ghana Kotoka International Airport (ACC)

Day 14

Arrive in USA (JFK Airport) travel back to Canton

*Itinerary may change due to availability, access, and safety.

Basic information

Population: 24,392,000


Offical Language: English

Money: Cedi

Capital: Accra

Ghana is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.