Freedom Schools Program holds finale performance
Scholars of the Tiger Academy Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program at North Vista Elementary School participated in a finale performance June 27 to represent what they have learned through their experience with the CDF Freedom Schools Program.
The performances included public speaking, African drumming, dance, visual arts, and audience participation through Harambee. The CDF Freedom Schools® Model empowers youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country and world with hope, education and action. The program is a summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed to serve children and youth in grades 3-5 in the North Florence community where quality academic enrichment programming is limited and can be costly for parents in areas of poverty.
The CDF Freedom Schools program enhances children’s motivation to read and makes them feel good about learning through the following essential components:
• High quality academic enrichment
• Parent and family development
• Civic engagement and social action
• Intergenerational servant leadership development
• Nutrition, health and mental health
For more information about the Children’s Defense Fund Program, visit www.childrensdefense.org