SYPEP posits that a Transnational Renegade encompasses diverse cultural exposure and awareness; knowledge of the socio-political and economic world at the community, municipal, state, national, and international levels; strategic methodology to promote civic engagement and community-centered social change; the awareness and knowledge of community histories that prioritize indigenous perspectives; and socio-emotional awareness.
SYPEP aims to promote cultural awareness among youth and professionals through international alliances across the African Diaspora. SYPEP leverages applied tertiary-level skills training, offered through concurrent enrollment opportunities, to promote an intense foci on critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and community-building. As ethnic racial youth and professionals, SYPEP finds that it is imperative to also cultivate emotional intelligence, adaptability, and resilience while civically engaging with dominant culture.
As such, the 7 Pillars of the Sankofa Youth & Professional Exchange Program incorporates critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and entrepreneurial skills while raising cultural awareness and learning the histories of indigenous peoples and communities.
SYPEP GROUNDBREAKING- Fall 2020.
Bricolage Market is our for-profit entity, based in Louisiana, United States that supports Cultural Bricolage International (CBI), our non-profit organization based in Ghana, West Africa. Proceeds from Bricolage Market sponsor youth and professional exchange internships, research, humanitarian projects, and operations. Effect Change today to improve a youth or professional's future tomorrow.