The Umoja-Tumaini Program held their end-of-the-year celebration for its program’s students. The event was also a special Naming Ceremony, where students who most recently joined the program are given unique African names to represent one’s personality and experience throughout the program. The event also featured its iconic water pouring ceremony honoring the ancestors of African Americans. Umoja-Tumaini is a statewide community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students. Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning “unity,” while Tumaini in Swahili means “hope.”