"The mission of Roots Activity Learning Center is to:
Promote and secure the connection of mother Africa within our children.
To prepare students to break the chains of psychological conditioning that attempts to keep them powerless in all phases of society.
Provide students with a strong African-centered learning environment
Guide students toward academic excellence, exemplary character and social responsibility
Encourage success leading to self-reliance and economical, social and political contributions to society"
excerpted from the school's website