Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools
A Day At Freedom Schools
Freedom Schools Sites
In 2014, RFDC became part of an elite group, we were selected to be a Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools sponsors. Rooted in the Civil Rights Movement and youth’s efforts to make a difference, the CDF Freedom Schools model combats summer learning loss through a broad range of integrated activities. The model focuses on the importance of literacy, adult involvement, social skills, and service in the overall development of children. The models award-winning Integrated Reading Curriculum fosters an “I Can Make A Difference” attitude in both the children served and the young adults facilitating the curriculum. Since 2014 we have grown the program and now we serve nearly 700 students utilizing the Freedom Schools model over 6 weeks during the summer.