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If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, simply scroll over the "donate" tab to make your donation online.



  • 1st - Open Enrollment for Freedom Summer 2017!!!
  • 11th - Last Day of Saturday Reading Academy
  • 15th - KCPS Meeting 8:30 - 12:00 pm (Manual Tech)
  • 18th - Saving Kansas City's Sixth Child Annual Benefit Luncheon
  • 23rd - Local Training Begins (23rd - 25th)

  • 1st - Professional Development 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Manual Tech)
  • 3rd - NO SCHOOL in observance of Independence Day
  • 4th - NO SCHOOL in observance of Independence Day

Thank you to all of our Freedom School supporters - without you we would not be here to support the learning of children in the KC Metro area!


Freedom School Partners Past & Present:

The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools

KC Public Schools

Jackson COMBAT

Jackson County Family Court

Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Onyx Development Coporation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

Waddell & Reed

Burns & McDonnell

Full Employment Council

Taliaferro & Browne


How your contributions are used
Your Contributions and donations at work in 2016 helped the Freedom Schools provide intensive reading and literacy through intentional teaching techniques to some 65 scholars (Pre-K through 8th Grades) in Kansas City, MO. We served 10 Pre-K scholars in KCMO; preparing them to be Kindergarten ready educationally, socially and emotionally. We assisted 8 college-age Interns with leadership development, social action, community involvement, a monetary stipend and a host of memories and experiences that will last a life-time.

Your contributions and donations enabled us to improve the reading, comprehension and vocabulary of better than 85% of the scholars served! At the same time, we helped each scholar build self-esteem, establish healthy relationships with their teachers and peers, strengthen social/emotional and behavior appropriate for the classroom.

Additionally we assisted the families of these scholars with parent enrichment information to aid in assisting their scolars towards academic success. As you can see, your dollar goes a long way in the effort to build strong and healthy young people who will one day grow up to be healthy adult people who make contributions in our communities.

Why not make a contribution or donation NOW, to help us continue this great work! You can simply scroll up to the donate tab on this site and make your tax deductible contribution. Thank you so very much!



I would personally like to thank our Freedom School partners both past and present for their support over the years. We have had 22 Freedom School Summers in Kansas City and over that period of time we have served some 20,000 children and families! We have provided summer employment and leadership development for some 5,000 college students serving as Servant Leader Interns. This has been possible because of your continued support of this great program.

I would also like to thank our wonderful parents. There are a number of really great summer options in Kansas City and for those who have and continue to choose Freedom School I thank you!

As we embark upon our 23rd Freedom School summer in Kansas City, we want you to know what a valuable role you play in the success of the program. We want and need your involvement as we plan and impliment another successful summer. If you can write, dance, drum, sing, draw or just be present - your assistance is needed. Monetary dontation are always needed and welcomed.

On March 25th at 10:00 am we will host a meeting for parents who plan to have their child(ren) in the Freedom School program - please plan to attend and come with your great ideas and ways you are willing to support the Freedom School summer 2017!

Please stay tuned to the website for more news and information regarding Freedom Schools!


Scholar Enrollment

The Kansas City Freedom Schools Initiative would like to thank you for your interest in the Freedom Schools program.  Please stay tuned to the Freedom School website for the scheduling of mandatory Parent Orientation meetings.

Applications are placed online the first week of March and anyone wishing to get a seat for the summer is encouraged to apply starting in March. Once again, thank you for your interest in the Freedom Schools program.