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Join us for Keynote Speaker Jonah Edelman - September 18, 2014!
LETTER FROM THE REV
- 18th - Annual Saving Kansas City's Sixth Child Benefit Luncheon
- 30th - Deadline to sign up for the Saturday Reading Academy
- 4th - Saturday Reading Academy First Day
- 10th - Application to be a Freedom School 2015 deadline
- 27th - Thanksgiving Day Observation
- 29th - No Saturday Reading Academy
- 13th - Final Day of Saturday Academy (Fall Semester)
- 25th - Merry Christmas
Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative
- 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.