Education is the seed of Freedom
This is what matters to us most. Our students receive academic support because our fundamental mission is to empower each student with the skills to become a leader.
Freedom Fellows receive help finishing homework, completing projects, and studying for tests during study sessions four nights per week. Each week, Freedom Fellows participate in Novel Studies, where they have the opportunity to question, wonder, and explore the world tin small-group discussions about the texts they read. Most recently, Freedom Fellows have read Speak, Monster, The Silence of our Friends, and The Color of Bones.
During Freedom Summer, Fellows complete five weeks of core academic classes designed to prepare them for the next grade. These classes are taught by college interns who receive extensive training and support from our staff. Students take math, language arts, and rhetoric classes.
The Freedom Project is not designed to merely “keep young people off the streets.” Our rigorous focus on academics ensures that students not only succeed in their local schools, but are able to compete with their peers nationwide.