ABOUT US

The focus of the Roots of Knowledge Empowerment Institute (ROKEI)

is to address critical educational gaps that exist in many school, keeping black students from fully understanding their ethnic heritage. Immersing students in Pan-African curriculum enables them to be proud of who they are and understand how our culture has impacted the global society. We further promote health and wellness by providing workshops and clinics in lifetime sports in an energy-filled supportive environment.

thank you for your fundraising support
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Sponsor A Student

Your generous support will allow us to provide this opportunity to youth who need financial assistance. In sponsoring a student, you not only cover the $200 registration fee for the six-week reading program, you give students valuable interaction needed to build bonds across a range of perspectives and experiences.

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Donate

Your generous donations continue to provide the majority of our funding. Donate with confidence, knowing that all contributions and proceeds are directly used for programming and events. All donations are tax deductible.
Donations may be mailed to: Address Coming Soon or by clicking here

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Moving Upward

There is more to be done. We look upward as we grow Roots of Knowledge into a full academic institute including grades Pre-K to 8th grade. Through our emphasis on celebrating the diversity and historical and cultural contributions of the African Diaspora, we aim to offer every child a safe space to nurture a healthy, confident, connected sense of self, rooted in their history and culture. Join us in building a school for our children.

Help Us Promote Healthy Ethnic Identities!

Roots of Knowledge is able to provide needed programming, teaching and fostering a healthy identity for black children, because of you. We raise funds by hosting events, like our comedy shows that many of you have grown to look forward to. We hope to resume these later this year. In the meantime, we are excited to debut our new store where you can purchase custom ‘Roots’ gear! Please wear your support and share it with us. We invite you to share your pics.

Your generous donations continue to provide the majority of our funding. Donate with confidence, knowing that all contributions and proceeds are directly used for programming and events. All donations are tax deductible.

Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to you for your continued support.

You may be able to double your contribution. Please inquire if your employer offers a corporate matching gift.

Dr. Jon is so great with the kids. My daughter has taken all of his online classes and loves them. She’s learned a tremendous amount, especially in his African American history classes. She will have me remove something to accommodate his classes. At 13, she is Black and proud and now woke! She has learned Sooo much from him! I love how he also gives the kids public speaking opportunities to show what they learned in his classes. Also, his care and presence makes her want to do well and make her proud at ROKEI and at school.

M. Williams