Appeal To The Village

January 1 ·

As we celebrate Akoben’s achievements this 20th school year, we recognize the ongoing need for financial support, so we have begun a $20,000 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN, which will culminate with our big celebration on Saturday, March 2, 2019.


1. Make a donation and/or commit to a monthly donation.

A. Arrange to make a cash donation by calling the school (404-753-7237) or emailing ( or, or contributing to a donation jar that will be available at certain community businesses and/or events.

B. Send a check or money order made out to AKOBEN, P.O. Box 10786, Atlanta, GA 30310. In the MEMO section, please write “20thANNIVERSARY.”

C. Send money via Pay Pal ( OR OR Cash App ($yaambaruti). In the NOTE section, please write “20th ANNIVERSARY.”

2. Purchase books and/or DVD’s via (PLEASE PUT “20th ANNIVERSARY” in the NOTE section) OR alternatively to avoid shipping costs purchase books at a local bookstore that sells Baba Baruti’s books. In Atlanta, they are sold at the Medu, Shrine of the Black Madonna, Nubian and Black Dot book stores and Axum Culture.

3. Attend our upcoming fundraising events:

A. Baba Baruti’s “Message to the Warriors” lecture on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

B. Mama Yaa’s “For Afrikan Sisters Only” program on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

C. Akoben’s culminating celebration on Saturday, March 2, 2019, where we will enjoy food, music, dancing and the Afrikan marketplace, as we walk down memory lane, thank our supporters and take lots of group pictures to commemorate this celebration.

Mwalimu and Yaa Baruti
Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti is the co-founder and co-director of Akoben Institute, an independent Afrikan centered full-time and after-school home schooling and tutorial program for middle and high schoolers. Bro. Baruti (fka Larry D. Crawford) served as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Morehouse College from 1991 to 2001. Committed to the students, he has served as the faculty advisor to numerous student organizations at Morehouse College, as well as other institutions in the Atlanta University Center. He received his graduate training at the University of Chicago and taught at Chicago State University as well. Recognized for his dedication to the community, he has been keynote speaker, guest lecturer and moderator for numerous forums, programs and activities in a number places around the country and world. His lecture topics have ranged from Afrikan manhood, male/female relationships, european sexual insanity, interracial coupling to the Middle Passage. Bro. Baruti lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife of 28 years, Yaa Mawusi Baruti, also co-founder and co-director of their homeschooling program.

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