Gearing up for CDF Freedom Schools


May 9, 2017

By staff

It’s that time again. Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® sites in California will begin enrolling this month.

CDF Freedom Schools are child-centered programs that seek to build strong, literate, and confident children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and the world. The program is free to student scholars and families and endeavors to help close a persistent achievement gap and reduce summer learning loss.

This summer, 21 CDF Freedom Schools sites will be operating in community organizations, schools, churches, and juvenile justice facilities all across the state, bringing the love of reading and learning to thousands of children and youth.

Click here to find out how you can get involved and experience the magic of CDF Freedom Schools yourself! If you are interested in volunteering or want to know if there are any sites near you, please contact Michelle Jones at mjones@childrensdefense.org .