February 25, 2022 | 9 AM - 11 AM



We are pleased to offer our Education Day programming to students throughout Iowa with the important goal of promoting education, awareness and preservation around African American history.  We invite you and your students to join us virtually for a program filled with compelling educational experiences, inspiring presentations and continued engagement. 




Start participating and learning right now with these optional activities:


  • The STEM Black History Makers Scavenger Hunt (Click Here for a Preview)

    • ​We've created a STEM Poster Scavenger Hunt to celebrate African American contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math. Click YES on the Education Day Registration Form to receive a set of posters and a reward for all those students who complete it.

  • Biz Pitch Competition (Deadline February 21, 2022)

    • The Biz Pitch Contest is a fun and creative opportunity for students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills by presenting their ideas for starting a business! The business concept must be realistic and marketable.  Students can win up to $200 in prize money.   Click here for full competition details.  Click here for Student sign up form.  Click here to upload video.

  • Oratory Competition Details (Deadline February 21, 2022)

    • The Black History Oratory Competition is a fun and creative opportunity for middle and high school students to learn African American history and connect the past to today’s issues in a verbal format. The theme is “Why is Black History relevant today, and how does it impact me and/or my generation?”  Students can win up to $200 in prize money.   Click here for full competition details.  Click here for Student sign up form.  Click here to upload video.

  • Click here for fun with our Black History Month Challenge

  • Click here for the 2021 (last year's) Sankofa Resource Room


  1. Your school or organization must register to attend. 

  2. Education Day is traditionally for middle and high school students but we have received inquiries about elementary students. Our virtual format allows for attendance by students of all grades and younger students would also be engaged and benefit from this programming.

  3. Students participating in competitions MUST sign up individually at the links above.

  4. Who should attend? Educators and Youth Organizations are encouraged to ‘bring” their students to be a part of this historic learning experience.

  5. Education Day is a golden opportunity to enrich social studies, world history, world cultures or government classes.  Regardless of your focus, you’ll want to take advantage of this opportunity to broaden your students’ cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity.  Education Day is for ALL students regardless of heritage, grade point average or special needs.