Our Mission: To inspire our scholars to love reading and learning, believe in themselves, and create extraordinary futures.
We fulfill this mission by:
- Delivering a culturally diverse and responsive curriculum that affirms our scholars with engaging literature and exposure to the broader community.
- 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.
- Addressing the whole child by supporting their academic, social, emotional and basic needs.
- 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.
- Collaborating with diverse community stakeholders who contribute to and benefit from the partnerships.
- 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.
- 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 freedomschoolpartners.org/donate. Check out our Give Shop Wish List below, which has much-needed supplies that scholars and families use during Freedom School.
- On average, more than 85% of scholars gained or maintained in their reading capabilities after participating in Freedom School.
- It costs $1,500 to send one child to Freedom School for six weeks during the summer.
- In 2022, over 18,800 books were sent home with scholars to build at home libraries.