Read Aloud CDF-Freedom Schools was the recipient of the Women of Impact funding at our March 12, 2013 meeting.
The Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom School™ is a six-week summer educational program for school-age children. Staffed by college-age interns, the CDF Freedom Schools program provides a supportive learning environment for children—who are referred to in the program as “scholars”—with a curriculum that emphasizes reading, writing, mentoring, leadership, and conflict resolution.
The City of Battle Creek has 2 active CDF Freedom Schools sites that operate from June 28-August 6.
According to the Children’s Defense Fund national website, The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer enrichment through a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:
- High quality academic enrichment
- Parent and family involvement
- Social action and civic engagement
- Intergenerational servant leadership development
- Nutrition, health and mental health
For more information on Read Aloud CDF-Freedom Schools, please see the program website: http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/freedom-schools/
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