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Thank you to all of our Freedom School supporters - without you we would not be here to support the learning of children in the KC Metro area!
LETTER FROM THE REV
The Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative is well underway with the second semester Saturday Tutoring Academy. Additionally we have also begun the work of afterschool tutoring at two different KCPS locations; Whittier and Garfield elementary. We are extremely proud to be working with KCPS a long term partner to provide these services FREE of charge to children and families at these two great schools.
- 9th - First day of Saturday Reading (Tutoring) Academy - Second Semester
- 18th - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance (Freedom School Offices Closed)
- 19th - First Day for Afterschool Program (Whittier Elementary) - Cancelled due to inclement weather!
- 20th - First Day of Afterschool Program (Garfield Elementary)
- 30th - Mandatory Parent Meeting (9:05 am - 10:05 am) for SRA families - Please make plans to be in attendance!
- Take this time during Black History Month to celebrate your heritage (whatever it may be) and learn something that you didn't know before!
- 1st - Freedom School Summer Open Enrollment Begins!
- 4th - Servant Leader Intern Applications available
- 12th - Last day for SRA!
- 15th & 16th - Last days for Tutoring (Whittier & Garfield)
- 8th - Deadline for Servant Leader Interns to be selected for the summer
- 15th - Get your Taxes Done!
Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative
Freedom School is now accepting applications for the Fall Semester Saturday Reading Academy! Simply click on the Scholar Enrollment tab at the top of the page to enroll. THE FIRST DAY OF THE SRA WILL BE OCTOBER 10TH!
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- Literacy as a Lifeline Reading is at the heart of the Freedom School curriculum. During the summer session, many students fall in love with books for the first time.
- Multigenerational Mentoring Freedom School scholars ages 5-17 are taught by college-age interns who want to improve the lives of children while enriching their own life experience. Each intern completes rigorous traning at the Children’s Defense Fund conference facility on the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennesse, and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Interns from around the nation have the opportunity to study the Freedom School model together.
- Highlighting Cultural Awareness Cultural history and heritage are emphasized through the use of an Integrated Reading Curriculum that introduces students to a rich collection of culturally diverse literature. Activities and field trips also explore a variety of cultures.
- Parenting as Learning Partners Freedom Schools recognize parents as important partners in educating their children. Parents are expected to participate in school activities and attend weekly workshops to learn more about successful parenting, setting and achieving family goals, and becoming advocates for children’s education.
Servant Leader Internship
- be between 19 and 30 years old
- have at least one year of college experience
- have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
All servant leader interns receive a monetary stipend for their service and dedication.
- youth leadership development,
- social action,
- civic engagement, and
- youth empowerment.
Missouri Pre-K Common Core Standards
For more information, please visit the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.