Freedom School

Freedom School Engages, Educates and Empowers

June 18 - July 26

Freedom School is a six-week summer program led by college interns that combats summer learning loss by providing a unique program that unlocks the long-term potential of children in grades K-8 with limited means by igniting their passion for reading and learning. With a focus on literacy, character education, and community involvement, Christ Church hosts a Freedom School site at Rama Road Elementary School. We hope you will be a part of this fun, transformational, and joyful program. Learn more about Freedom School in this excellent 5-minute video »

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Raise your voice in song, clap, stomp, jump and lift your heart - join the joyful noise at Freedom School Harambee!  Every weekday morning, a community member joins the merriment of songs and cheers of Harambee and reads a story to the 70 scholars. It is a 30-minute time commitment from 8:30 - 9:00 AM and is sure to start your day off on a joyful note!  View a short video to see what Harambee is all about ».   

Field Trip Chaperone

Take an afternoon to accompany staff and scholars on exciting field trips to local museums, beautiful parks, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and more! Field trips typically run from 1:00 - 2:45 PM. You must be a rising tenth grader and older to chaperone.  

Onsite Afternoon Activity Leader

Do you love kids? Do you have a passion for a sport, art, or hobby that can be shared in a fun and interactive way with our scholars?  We have the perfect activity for you!  When scholars are not on field trips, they participate in afternoon activities at Rama Road Elementary School, ranging from yoga to painting to mini-Olympics. Volunteers must be rising tenth-graders or older unless accompanied by an adult.    

Buzz Ambassador

We are looking for one special volunteer to fill a new position as our Freedom School Buzz Ambassador, to capture photos, videos, quotes, and stories at Rama Road Elementary for use by the Freedom School Partners marketing team on social media. Contact Josiah Daniels or Gigi Harris to apply. Schedule is flexible and will vary. View detailed job description »

Intern Appreciation

Help us show our gratitude to the dedicated college students and site coordinators who work with our scholars. Provide small treats, gift cards, or other tokens of appreciation for our site's ten staffers. 

Supply Shopping

Seventy scholars need lots of paper, glue, scissors and craft supplies as they learn through creative activities. Weekly shoppers can take our list and pick up required materials for the following week. (Reimbursement is available.)  

General Help

Help our interns with classroom set-up, parent meetings, Jubilee, and end-of-season pack-up.  Your helping hands will be so appreciated. High school youth welcome; Middle School youth must be accompanied by an adult.