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CDF Freedom Schools® Program

National Training Institute

CDF Freedom Schools Launch

More than 1,000 children will be served at California CDF Freedom Schools. Learn more

Read Aloud

Read Aloud

We invite guests to read at CDF Freedom Schools to show how books are an important part of their life. Learn more

Happy!

Knowledge Makes Us Happy

At CDF Freedom Schools, children learn to love reading, learning, and knowledge. Learn more

Camp Afflerbaugh Paige

CDF Freedom Schools in Probation Camps

We are bringing the CDF Freedom School experience to five juvenile justice camps in Los Angeles County. Learn more

The CDF Freedom Schools® program provides summer and after-school enrichment that help children and youth fall in love with reading, boosts self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

Through the CDF Freedom Schools program, we work with sponsor partners to forge a new vision for educating and working with children. We engage youth, parents, young adults, caring community leaders, and credible organizations to create a supportive and nurturing world that sets high expectations for all children, strengthens their sense of self-worth, and affirms that they are loved and valued by caring adults.

Since 1995, more than 100,000 children in grades pre K-12 have had the CDF Freedom Schools experience, and over 13,000 college students and recent graduates have participated as servant leader interns, many going on to become teachers, principals and professors. Learn more »

Read Aloud

Volunteer as a read aloud guest and help show our children that reading is an important part of everyday life. Learn more

Find a Site

Get information on any of the 27 CDF Freedom Schools sites taking place in communities across the state. Learn more

Success Stories

Learn about the success stories happening everyday at CDF Freedom Schools throughout California. Learn more

Events

Get information on CDF Freedom Schools events and find out ishow you can get involved. Learn more

Support Us

Help introduce the next generation of children to the power of reading. Learn more

Multimedia

Visit our YouTube channel to view our growing collection of CDF Freedom Schools videos. Learn more

If you have any questions about the CDF Freedom Schools program or would like to get involved, contact Saira G. Soto at 213-355-8793 or ssoto@childrensdefense.org

 

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