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LETTER FROM THE REV
- 10th - First Day of Saturday Reading Academy (Second Semester)
- 13th - Deadline to identify a Project Director for the summer Freedom Schools program
- 19th - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed
- 14th - Valentines Day!
- 16th - Presidents Day observed
- 08th - Daylight Savings Time begins
- 14th - Last Day of Saturday Reading Academy
- 13th - Final Day of Saturday Academy (Fall Semester)
- 25th - Merry Christmas
Kansas City Freedom Schools InitiativeFrom All of us: Board and Staff of the Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!_______________________________________________________
- 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.