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LETTER FROM THE REV
- 1st - OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS: Summer Freedom School Program
- 12th - Deadline to have selected Servant Leader Interns
- 3rd - Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute (National Training) Registration Deadline for Site Coordinators
- 19th - Parent Orientation (Mandatory) 6:00 pm
- 23rd - 26th - Carolyn Booker Skills Development Institute (Local Training)
- 2nd - National Training begins for Site Coordinators
- 3rd - 9th - National Training for Servant Leader Interns
- 4th - Parent Orientation (Mandatory) 10:00 am
- 13th - 17th - Site-Based Training
- 20th - First Day of Freedom Schools!!!
- 4th - FREEDOM SCHOOLS CLOSED In observance of Independence Day
- 29th - Last Day of Freedom Schools 2016!
Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative
Open Enrollment for the 2016 Freedom School Summer Session (June 20th - July 29th) is March 1st!!! Freedom Schools are open to students Pre-K (Must be 5 years of age by July 31st - birth certificate required) through high school. Freedom Schools are open to anyone however, priority is given to students who reside and attend a Kansas City Public School.
- 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.