Kujichagulia - Self Determination:
To define yourself, name and create for yourself, instead of being defined, named or created by others.
“Education from a Multi-Cultural Perspective”
Kujichagulia Academy, Inc. is a non-profit Educational Institution located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
At Kujichagulia Academy we help students develop and grow personally, socially, emotionally, culturally, intellectually and physically. It is not enough to simply educate the child, but we must also empower and heal their families and communities. Once we have assisted the families and communities towards positive change we will have become a catalyst to creating stronger foundations for children and their families.”
OUR OBJECTIVES ARE TO:
· Develop the leaders of tomorrow;
· Guide, motivate and inspire young children;
· Provide them with the tools and resources to succeed
· Create an environment conducive to success; and
· Inspire children to dream and believe in their abilities;
· Inspire children to become educators, writers, scientist, engineers, doctors,
lawyers, musicians, entrepreneurs, pilots, astronauts, etc., and benefit society as a whole.
Message from The Honorable Dr. William E. Ward
Former Mayor of Chesapeake, VA.
“Dr. Shawn Eure-Hill has made great strides and played a very positive role in the growth of Kujichagulia Academy in Chesapeake.
Her success in addressing the educational needs of children in our communities is widely recognized, and the growing student population is tribute to the acceptance of her teaching. March 25, 2004
The Academy exposed my son and other children to Capoeira, Native American folk dance (artifacts/history), Hispanic/Latino History, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Health and Fitness, the Holocaust, African History and History in general. They gave my son and all of the children a true love for self and a sincere respect and appreciation for diversity. My son is in the 11th grade and is excelling academically, socially and athletically. In an atmosphere where a lot of young black males fall victim to so many senseless acts; I know that my son’s future is brighter because of his family and foundational education. I attribute a lot of his success to the foundation he received at Kujichagulia Academy. -Olufeme and Emily Shangobunni
Kujchagulia presented a dynamic extension program (field trips and musical programs) for students and received very positive feedback from myself and the parents. Everything seemed to be presented in a style of learning which engaged the families and encouraged them to do more for their children.– Andre’Roots
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