What is AfroQuiz?
AfroQuiz is an annual Jeopardy-style quiz competition for kids of all ages celebrating the rich history of people of African and Caribbean descent around the globe. AfroQuiz celebrated its 25th anniversary during Black History Month (February) 2017.
AfroQuiz is free and open to the community at large and aims to instill a sense of pride and appreciation of black history amongst the city’s youth.
As with Jeopardy!, participants are given study material to review before the event. CCACH will be hosting various study sessions between December and February.
AfroQuiz serves the youth of diverse cultural backgrounds in Edmonton and the greater community. Every year, AfroQuiz welcomes 50 contestants from the following age categories (10 youth in each):
- under 9 years old
- 10 – 12
- 13 – 14
- 15 – 17
In 2017, the post-secondary age category was held January 28 at the AfroQuiz Fundraising Silver Gala. Congratulations to Tehmeena M., Mac-Jordan D. and MLA David Shepherd on their wins!
Did You Know?
In the past, AfroQuiz partnered with Prince Charles public school – which serves aboriginal youth – which then inspired them to start their own Aboriginal History Quiz competition. AfroQuiz has also partnered with teachers in the Edmonton Public and Private school boards to encourage their students to participate in the event.