"Education is the seed of Freedom.” This belief is what matters to us most. Our students receive academic support because our fundamental mission is to empower each student with the skills to to be leaders.
Freedom Fellows receive help finishing homework, completing projects, and studying for tests during study sessions four nights per week. On Tuesdays, Fellows take a reading/writing course in which students read novels and articles that challenge their concept of freedom and identity. On Saturdays, our high school students prepare for the ACT with math and English lessons.
During Freedom Summer, Fellows complete five weeks of core academic classes designed to prepare them for the next grade. These classes are taught by college interns who receive extensive training and support from our staff. Students take math, language arts, and rhetoric classes.
The Freedom Project is not designed to merely “keep young people off the streets.” Our rigorous focus on academics ensures that students can not only succeed in their local schools, but are able to compete with their peers nationwide.