1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Freedom School is Live!


What do you get when you pair 120 promising students, 12 amazing Servant Leader Interns, 10 certified teachers, and 1 fantastic school together? Year FIVE of our Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Program in partnership with the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy! On June 10, we welcomed an auditorium full of bright minds for our signature 6-week summer literacy program, and things are off to a fantastic start.

Over the last 4 summers, 86% of students tested have maintained or increased their reading level through our Freedom School program. We anticipate an equally successful experience for students this year! Our program is stopping summer learning loss in its tracks and ensuring that students living in Peoplestown return to school prepared to achieve.

Want to join in the fun? Each morning, the program starts with Harambee, which is an activity that allows the students to pull together and get excited for a day of learning. We invite you to “pull together” with us. Click here to make a monthly contribution of $10 or more to help students reach their full academic potential.