Kofi Services

Kofi Services is a culturally-specific, school-based mental health program for African American youth in grades 3-8 and their families who are experiencing difficulty in school, personal relationships or other areas of their lives. “Kofi” is derived from an Akan Asente (a Ghanaian dialect) word meaning “child of growth.”

Counselors and other Kofi Services professionals work closely with the students and their families in school and home settings. Kofi’s goals are to:

  • Provide cultural affirmation, mentorship and role modeling for African American students
  • Improve behaviors in the classroom and at home
  • Maintain or improve academic performance and attendance
  • Increase parental involvement in the child’s education and school activities
  • Inspire hope for the future

Kofi Services was developed in collaboration with Ramsey County Human Services, the Saint Paul Public Schools District and the Wilder Foundation.

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