KCSSU’s AFRIKAN-CENTERED PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Afrikan Drumming class (open to all ages)
    • KCSSU students learn about the formation and use of the traditional Afrikan Drum.  They receive instruction on the various tonal areas of the drum and how to play.  The instructors are seasoned and qualified Afrikan drummers with a passion for spreading the beauty and history of the Afrikan drum.
  • Afrikan History/Culture Class (open to all ages)
    • KCSSU students learn about the importance of their Afrikan culture and heritage.  They learn to identify with their Afrikan history and traditions.  Instruction is given on the importance of developing an Afrikan-centered consciousness, healthy self-esteem, and self-confidence. 
  • Rites of Passage Program (school age)
    • KCSSU offers an Afrikan-centered rites-of-passage program for our students.  In this program they learn foundational Afrikan teachings of MA’AT and the application of disciplined and focused conduct.  They learn respect for themselves and others.  Additionally, they learn the valuable skills needed to survive and navigate their lives effectively.
  • Physical Fitness Class, self-defense and combat arts (open to all ages)
    • KCSSU, working in conjunction with Evans Martial Arts and Suluhisha Nija, provides access to high-quality instruction in the martial arts.  Students receive weekly structured instruction in the importance of exercise, proper nutrition, self-defense, discipline, meditation, and self-control.
  • Afrikan-centered Technology Skills Development – LEGO Robotics (open to all ages)
    • Technology instruction from an Afrikan-centered perspective. KCCSU students learn the true history of Afrikan-technological ingenuity and the incredible contributions that Afrika has made to the world through technology. KCSSU also sponsors 7 robotics teams that participate in various competitions. Students learn how to build robots and then code/program to perform various functions.
  • After-school Learning and Skills Enhancement (school age)
    • KCSSU, working in conjunction with the Saint Matthew AME Church (SMAMEC) and the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program, provides quality after-school enrichment activities.  Tutoring is focused on the student’s specific homework assignment needs while grade-level work and academic reinforcement activities in reading and math are available in the event that there is no homework assignment.
  • Afrikan-centered Life Skills (open to all ages)
    • KCSSU students learn Afrikan-centered philosophical concepts and life skills. Focus is placed on traditional Afrikan values and spirituality in relation to coping with the unique life challenges faced by Afrikan people.
  • Kemetic Chess Club (open to all ages)
    • KCSSU provides regular instruction and play to our students in the board game of chess.  Strategic and critical thinking skills are cultivated and enhanced as our students take part in this engaging activity.  The motivation for the chess club came after being invited to a chess tournament sponsored by IBM’s Business Black Resource Group.  The successful participation of KCSSU inspired the creation of a weekly chess club.
  • Afrikan-centered Cultural Field Trips
    • KCSSU sponsors field trips to places that are historically and cuturally significant to Afrikan people. For example, there will be an upcoming trip to Washington DC for the Egypt on the Potomac tour hosted by Tony Browder
  • KCSSU sponsors an annual “Back-to-School” book bag giveaway
    • In its seventh year, this KCSSU program gives away an average of 500+ book bags at the start of each school year.  KCSSU understands that in order for children to excel educationally, they must have the proper resources and tools.  It is the goal of KCSSU to provide resources to those who need them most.  This program has been a huge success every year it has been offered.