The focus of the Roots of Knowledge Empowerment Institute (ROKEI)
is to address critical educational gaps that exist in many schools that keep students from fully understanding their ethnic heritage. Immersing students in Pan-African curriculum will enable them to understand how interconnected we all are and will equip students to fully participate in a global society. In addition ROKEI will promote health and wellness by providing workshops and clinics in lifetime sports in an energy-filled supportive environment.
The institute will realize its objectives by:
- Reflecting on the contributions of African civilizations throughout history
- Exposing students to authors of African descent from around the world
- Developing students' skills in lifetime sports that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle
Dr. Carroll, ROKEI's founder
Dr. Carroll is an educator who seeks to impact the lives of youth through the education of their roots. He is a middle school Dean, a coach, and most importantly, a husband and father.
"ROKEI is designed to help kids understand that they come from a legacy of power, and leadership, and ingenuity."