Freedom School

We are Freedom School!

Every child has the potential to succeed.          Not every child has the opportunity.

The Freedom School Solution:

  • Strengthen literacy skills and ignite children’s passion for fun reading.
  • Develop character strengths 
  • Connect children to a broader community that believes in them
  • Inspire future leaders
  • Deepen the Community’s investment in children

Strengthen literacy skills and ignite children’s passion for fun reading.  Literacy is the gateway skill that students need to be successful in school; low literacy levels translate into poor grades, grade repetition, and eventual disengagement from school.  Low-income children typically lose 2-3 months of learning during the summer.  90% of children gain or maintain reading ability during Freedom School.

Develop character strengths. Children need to make good decisions.  Cognitive and non-cognitive skills are equally predictive of many social outcomes.  A 1% increase in either ability has an equally positive impact on children.

Connect children to a broader community that believes in them.  Children who connect with adult role models are more likely to develop self-confidence and improve their sense of well-being.  FSP provides consistent, daily encouragement and support to children whose lives are often interrupted by crises.

Inspire future leaders.  In-depth, rigorous experiences transform the personal perspective of interns, which inspires future advocacy.  15% of interns have considered changing their major to education or social work.  1 in 3 interns are first generation college students.

Deepen the community’s investment in children.  FSP facilitates meaningful relationships and partnerships within the community that strengthen commitment to children and lead to sustainable change.