Our goal is to teach and nourish healthy ethnic identities and a sense of connectedness with students’ rich African diaspora history.
We do this by immersing students in Pan-African curriculum and activities that teach lifelong skills.
Virtual Book Club
Designed to offer students the opportunity to gather and engage literature featuring Black authors and characters in the same way that our summer institute has for the last six years. We have adjusted to remote learning by utilizing virtual platforms, allowing us to continue providing this needed programming.
We explore notable figures and movements through workshops like, They Walked with King and Showing Up and Showing Out: From Little Rock to Berkeley. Students explore social and historical contributions, practicing their analytical writing and presentation skills, and often bring this experience back to their school classrooms. Students meet for 1 hour per week for six weeks.
For five years, Roots of Knowledge, has provided a two-week summer enrichment program for children age 8 – 13. Students participate in both classroom and outdoor athletic activities where participation and discovery abound. Ancient African Civilizations, Contemporary Black Literature, Art, Tennis, Swimming, and Capoeira are amongst the offerings.