CDF Freedom Schools Program

The CDF Freedom Schools® program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. By providing summer and after-school reading enrichment for children who might otherwise not have access to books, the CDF Freedom Schools program plays a much needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps — and is a key part of CDF’s work to ensure a level playing field for all children. In partnership with local congregations, schools, colleges and universities, community organizations and secure juvenile justice facilities, the CDF Freedom Schools program boosts student motivation to read, generates more positive attitudes toward learning, increases self-esteem and connects the needs of children and families to the resources of their communities.

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Alabama

This summer Alabama’s Freedom Schools® program served 70 scholars at its unique program site. Eight servant leader interns delivered an engaging curriculum to CDF Freedom Schools scholars in Alabama to promote reading and positive attitudes toward learning. 

Your child could be one of the over 135,000 children across the country who have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience since 1995. Enroll your child in the CDF Freedom Schools program today.

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Arkansas

This summer the CDF Freedom Schools® Arkansas program served more than 150 scholars, and trained nearly 20 servant leader interns— at three vibrant program sites—to ensure that children have access to books during the summer, thereby helping to level the playing field for all children and move CDF’s Leave No Child Behind® mission forward.

Your child could be one of the over 135,000 children who have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience since 1995. Enroll your child in the CDF Freedom Schools program today.

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Florida

The CDF Freedom Schools® program served nearly 500 scholars at six program sites in Florida this summer. Nearly 50 dedicated servant leader interns worked with CDF Freedom Schools scholars in Florida to instill a passion for learning and reading during the summer months, and to help prevent summer learning loss. 

Your child could be one of the over 135,000 children who have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience since 1995. Enroll your child in the CDF Freedom School program today.

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Georgia

This summer the CDF Freedom Schools® program served 70 scholars in Georgia at its thriving program site. Nearly ten servant leader interns influenced the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable children enrolled in CDF Freedom Schools by delivering an engaging curriculum that promotes a love of learning.

Your child could be one of the over 135,000 children who have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience since 1995. Enroll your child in the CDF Freedom School program today. 

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Mississippi

The two CDF Freedom Schools® program sites in Mississippi served 170 scholars this summer. The 15 servant leader interns who worked in these sites have committed to equipping Mississippi’s children with academic resources during the summer to prevent summer reading loss and instill a love for reading in the scholars who participate in this program.

Your child could be one of the over 135,000 children who have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience since 1995. Enroll your child in the CDF Freedom School program today.

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