The vocation of every man and woman is to serve humanity. -Leo Tolstoy

Freedom School OKC

In Education on September 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

This summer I spent a morning observing Freedom School OKC. From their website:

One of three sites in Oklahoma and 132 nationwide, FSOKC is a not-for-profit summer literacy program affiliated with the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools Program. Serving children from underserved communities, our mission is to ensure each child has a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start and a moral start in life, with support of caring parents and nurturing communities of Oklahoma City. Utilizing an Integrated Reading Curriculum, Freedom School helps children develop a love of reading while increasing self-esteem and generating positive attitudes toward learning. 

Although varying from summer to summer, FSOKC provides instruction to 50 children (Grades 3rd-5th) from underserved communities across Oklahoma County.

Participating students become known as “scholars” and instructors who are college interns, become “servant leaders”. They are supervised by the Project Director and Site Coordinator, who are active educators. All personnel have participated in extensive national training from the Children’s Defense Fund and are qualified to deliver the Freedom School Integrated Reading Curriculum. An array of cultural enrichment activities will add to an exciting learning experience for your child in a safe and nurturing environment.

I was highly impressed by the way the educators and interns made reading fun for the scholars. Freedom School is provided at no cost and very worthy of support.

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