CDF Freedom Schools® are six-week summer programs designed to increase literacy, self-esteem, socio-emotional skills, and a love of learning for children in grades K-8. We disrupt the summer learning slide by keeping scholars
engaged and stimulated.
While enrollment is open to all children, our target audience is low-income, public school children, who otherwise may not have access to books and educational enhancement programs during the summer, particularly African-American and Latino children from at-risk communities.
CDF Freedom Schools® help children discover their potential and greatness. We utilize books and a curriculum that celebrate the cultures and contributions of people of color. We also employ young-adult teachers and mentors who serve as role models and mentors.