A 501 c (3) non-profit organization.
We use the art of storytelling to promote literacy in order to reach the various types of learners in a multicultural society. Using theater, folklore, music and songs as a mode of communication while watching the imagination take flight.
A heartfelt thank you to:
Brianna wrote and read a compelling letter to her father during #An Afternoon of The Spoken Word on July 8, 2017.
For the past five years we've donated books and over 100 hand knitted items to infants in the NICU at Thomas Jefferson and Einstein hospitals.
Distribute books to Pre-K - 3rd graders.
In memory of Annie Plummer "the dictionary lady" we donated dictionaries to Mrs. Okanski's third grade class at Anna B.Day Elementary School.
Aesop Fables are taught to parents as well as students via call and response, rhythm, rhyme and a touch of puppetry. Some workshops encourage students to write their very own fable.
Founder and author Joann Frasier Dasent aka Auntie Jo Jo shared her self published book "A Farmer, His Son and Their Mule" during a Literacy Carnival at Cayuga School.
Sankofa Youth Theatre and Creative Arts is a division of R.O.O.T.S Inc. Girls ages 12-16 meet at the historical La Mott Community Center for 10-12 weeks, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to write, monologues, stories or scenes for a one hour production.
After a longtime interest in art and folk tradition, a passion for community service, founder/artist director Joann Frasier Dasent aka Auntie Jo Jo decided to start a non-profit organization combining her interest in the oral tradition with art, theater and music with the desire to empower youth.
Ronald is a manager during the day and a lifelong photographer during his spare time. He has taken countless memorable photos of the youth over the years.
"There is one thing the photographer must contain, the humanity of the moment."
A supporter and volunteer of the program since its conception in 2008. Adrienne is currently employed at Myers Elementary School and works with students in the classroom. Adrienne's daughter Jasmine was one of the first youth to be a part of the Sankofa Youth Theatre and Creative Arts.
A retired employee of the Philadelphia School District she is widowed with three children and one grandson. Since her retirement she has been tutoring children at Pennypacker Elementary School in reading. She loves praise dance and theater. We are blessed to have her as a mentor for our youth. In April 2016 she received The Sarah Bass Allen Award of Achievement.
Lydia has years of experience contributing to the youth through various camps, classrooms and community based programs. She is the founder of Scene-N-Action Productions Company, Inc. (SNAP C0) which is a non-profit performing arts and outreach program for children. She has a passion for encouraging and impacting youth all over through her God given talents.
Imagine being a mailman and having a walking route where you get to hear stories as well as share some in return. "Mike the Mailman" would make a great title for a children's book. Since its conception Mike has been a generous donor to the organization. Look out for his best seller, in the near future.
R.O.O.T.S. Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 2008.
For over ten weeks these young ladies came together to write or express their voices via the written and spoken word.
Left to right: Taylor, Sarah (visiting artists), Phoebe, Auntie Jo Jo, Brandi, Brianna and Kay'steinna.
Thanking you in advance for purchasing this self-published book written by the founder of R.O.O.T.S, Inc. The money will go towards our ongoing fundraising efforts.
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