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"FREEDOM RIDERS 100" Support Freedom Schools in Kansas City by becoming a Freedom Rider 2015! Your donation of $800 will support one student for the six week summer enrichment program! Any contribution is greatly appreciated! For more information on how you can become a Freedom Rider you may contact the Freedom School office at 816.483.3717 ext. 12.
LETTER FROM THE REV
- 1st - April Fools Day!
- 7th - Election day - Exercise your right to VOTE!!
- 10th - Mothers Day (take time to honor your mother)
- 11th - Begin Servant Leader Interns Interviews
- 12th - Parent Orientation 6:00pm (Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 2200 Olive Street KCMO)
- 18th - 22nd Local Training
- 25th - Memorial Day - Freedom School Offices Closed
- 26th - New Site Coordinators (National Training)
- 27th - Returning Site Coordinators (National Training)
- 29th - National Training begins (Knoxville, Tenn)
- 30th - Parent Orientation 10:00am (Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church 2200 Olive Street KCMO)
- 1st - 5th National Training (Knoxville, Tenn)
- 9th - 12th Site Local Training
- 9th - Parent Orientation 6:00pm (Mt.Pleasant Baptist Church 2200 Olive Street KCMO)
- 15th - FIRST DAY OF FREEDOM SCHOOL SUMMER 2015!
- 21st - First Day of Summer/Fathers Day (Take time to honor your father)
- 3rd - FREEDOM SCHOOL CLOSED (In observance of Independence Day Holiday)
- 31st - Last Day of Freedom School - 2015
Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative
Freedom School is no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2015 - we are full with a waiting list! Thank you for your interest in the Freedom School program.
Become a Freedom Rider - 2015 by making a one-time $800 or more donation that will support one student to attend the six-week summer enrichment program!
Check out our Indiegogo page - just follow the link below: _______________________________________________________
- 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.