Our Easter offering will support the scholars of Freedom School. We will be holding our first annual Freedom School for 6th, 7th and 8th graders this summer starting in June.
Founded in 1995, the Freedom Schools Program seeks to build strong, literate and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. By providing summer reading enrichment for children who might not otherwise have access to books, the program plays a much needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps.
The dynamic curriculum aligns with the Common Core Standards and includes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM education) activities. A 10:1 child-to-teacher ratio keeps the culturally relevant curriculum engaging.
Every morning begins with Harambee, which includes a read aloud, singing and chanting, announcements and a moment of silence. Scholars spend the next three hours on an integrated reading curriculum. Afternoons include a variety of activities based on scholars’ interests and strengths to enrich and empower them. Typical activities include: visual and performing arts, field trips, fitness, nutrition and cooking, science education, drug and violence prevention education, social action and community service projects, and more.
Camp operates from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday; for six consecutive weeks in the months of June and July.
For more information, to register a child or to apply for open job during Freedom School check out our Freedom School page!
Thank you for your amazing generosity!