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What is Freedom School?
About Mt. Pleasant Freedom School
Kansas City Freedom School Initiative has partnered with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) to launch the Mt. Pleasant Freedom School in Kansas City Missouri. Mt. Pleasant Freedom School is one of over 150 Freedom Schools across the country that are sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund.
Program Dates: June 20th – July 28th, 2023 (Monday – Friday from 8AM – 3PM)
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Six weeks of reading enrichment
Freedom Schools are a 6-week summer reading enrichment program that focuses on students using their agency to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and world with hope, education, and action.
Research shows that participation in a Freedom School program positively impacts the students and their families. Data shows that 81% of scholars avoid summer learning loss, 87% of parents saw increased confidence in their children, and 87% of parents were interested in engaging in social action with their children.
No Cost Programming
Modeled after the 1964 Mississippi Freedom summer project, Freedom Schools offer NO COST programming to communities where enrichment programs are scarce or cost prohibitive. Freedom Schools offer a fun, high-quality reading curriculum, extracurricular activities, field trips, as well as meals and snacks.
Help build the next generation of scholars and leaders. Join hundreds of young adults and child advocates in the movement to empower K-12 scholars to believe in their ability to make a difference.