• The SANKOFA Reading Program “A Promise for the Future” A Tutoring Program of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent What is Sankofa? Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol of the Akan people of West Africa. It symbolizes the importance of African people going back to our roots in order to move forward. Sankofa is represented by a mythical bird that flies forward while looking back with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth. What is the Sankofa Reading Program? The Sankofa Reading Program is an after-school tutoring program that helps students build reading confidence and cultural identity resulting in better academic performance. We teach students to master reading skills and strategies that can be applied to any text, any time, for any purpose over a lifetime.

    Program cost:
    free to those who qualify
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    K, 1, 2, 3
    Time of day:
    Afternoon, Evening
    Time of year:
    School year, Summer
    Staff ratio:
    1 to 5
    Program max enrollment:
    Program scholarships:
    How do families register?:

      Children K through 3rd grade that qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible for free enrollment in the program. please call Ndugi at 651-209-3355 to register and for all other questions.


NdCAD Sankofa Family Education Center in St. Paul

Program Coordinator(s)

Program transportation

limited transportation