The Freedom Schools Story

The Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) Freedom Schools® program is a six-week long summer enrichment program with 3 hours of reading per day.

The program helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, cultivates positive attitudes toward learning, and reduces summer reading loss—one of the major challenges affecting poor and working-class children. With the help of a researched-based curriculum that is based on culturally responsive books that reflect their own images and caring and supportive college students that serve as teachers, Freedom Schools successfully address summer reading loss and a related decrease in students’ motivation to read.

 

In addition to offering high-quality academic enrichment, CDF Freedom Schools supports children and families in the areas of parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and health -- physical, mental, and nutritional. With the support of caring adults and communities we will aid our children’s successful journey into adulthood.

WHERE CHILDREN
FALL IN LOVE WITH READING

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"Something Inside So Strong" 

 

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READING & COMPREHENSION

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Grade-level passages,

quizzes for comprehension, and

explanations for right or wrong answers. 

  • Top five in "Knowledge Points" 
    will receive a Basket of Goodies.

     

  • All who complete a Quiz 3x each 
    week through July 22 will receive
    Two Books of their Choice.

     

Read Alouds

Your scholar can read along

-or-

turn the sound down and they can read the book themselves!

Read Alouds

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Call Us: 408-806-9467  /   EastTNFreedomSchools@gmail.com  /  2184 N Ridge Drive, Jefferson City, TN 37760

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