Freedom School Partners

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Bill Geiger
Primary Contact Name
Annalise Padgett
Main Address

1030 Arosa Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203
United States

PO Box 37363
Charlotte, NC 28237
United States

FSP Latrobe (Warehouse)
3605 Latrobe Drive
Suite D
Charlotte, NC 28211
United States

What We Do

Our Mission:  To inspire our scholars to love reading and learning, believe in themselves, and create extraordinary futures.

We fulfill this mission by:

  1. Delivering a culturally diverse and responsive curriculum that affirms our scholars with engaging literature and exposure to the broader community.
  2. Serving families and children who lack access to high quality summer learning and enrichment opportunities and infusing every day with joy and Freedom School magic.
  3. Addressing the whole child by supporting their academic, social, emotional and basic needs.
  4. Offering a workforce development opportunity for college students that positions them to increase social capital and instills skills and competencies that will make them competitive in the professional marketplace.
  5. Collaborating with diverse community stakeholders who contribute to and benefit from the partnerships.
  6. Advocating relentlessly for our scholars by focusing on educational equity and on the root causes of academic achievement gaps.

Our Vision:  A community fiercely committed to embracing, elevating, and educating all children as our own.

Our Values:

  • We lead with what’s best for our scholars.
  • We love and respect our scholars for who they are now:  worthy, unique, whole people who inspire us.
  • We nurture each scholar’s educational, social, emotional and leadership development.
  • We honor FSP’s rich history, mission and roots in the work of social justice and civil rights.
  • We celebrate diversity and bring our creativity, flexibility and adaptability to every project.
  • We actively practice empathy and seek to understand others’ perspectives, viewpoints and lived experiences.

How You Can Help: Please consider making a financial gift to help FSP serve more scholars next summer and visit Check out our Give Shop Wish List below, which has much-needed supplies that scholars and families use during Freedom School.

Interesting Info
  • On average, more than 85% of scholars gained or maintained in their reading capabilities after participating in Freedom School.
  • It costs $2,000 to send one child to Freedom School for six weeks during the summer.
  • In 2023, 1,894 volunteers provided 6,800 hours of service.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Freedom School Partners - Latrobe Warehouse Helper
Daily at 11:00am for 365 times
Duration of 4 hours