The annual tour, which began in 2007, will bus teenagers on a seven-day trip to explore 11 different HBCUs, including institutions in Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
During the trip, the high schoolers will get to meet with college admissions counselors and former students from the Shawn Carter Foundation at each college.
The participating students are from 125 schools in New York and New Jersey and have been previously accepted by at least one school featured on the tour. Before the tour, each student was invited to participate in workshops and activities.
The tour kicked off earlier this week with visits to Spelman College and Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.