Freedom School

Freedom School engages, educates, and empowers students.

“I know I can be what I want to be!”

Are you ready to hear this enthusiastic chant from our Rama Road Freedom School Scholars? Summer is right around the corner and Freedom School Partners runs June 20 July 28 at McClintock Middle School. These three two-week sessions are focused on reading skills, character enrichment, community involvement and we need you!

Freedom School is a five-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. 

Questions? Contact Laura Konitzer

The volunteer sign-up for Freedom School has recently changed to become as easy as possible for you! Please follow the link below to sign up for any of the offerings listed on this page. We are so grateful for you!

Sign Up to Volunteer Here

Ways to Get Involved     

Family Nights

Freedom School hosts multiple Family Nights throughout the program. These events offer an opportunity for the parents to experience a day in the life of a Freedom School Scholar. 

This summer Family Night is held on June 30th & July 14th. Our site location is McClintock Middle School (1925 Rama Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212).

Questions? Contact Gigi Harris.

Click here to sign up!

Pick a Paw Print

Take a raccoon paw print from the walls of All Saints’ Hall or the Church and purchase the needed supply items printed on the paw. Items cam be dropped off in the bin in the welcome center June 6.

Read At Harambee

Every Freedom school day begins with Harambee (“let’s pull together” in Swahili) which is a time of singing, dancing and stories. Come read a story and have your heart leaping for joy during this 45-minute session (8:15 9:00 AM).

Click here to sign up!

Teach an On-Site Activity

Let your creative juices flow! Do you have a special talent or interest that can be shared in a fun and interactive way with scholars? From 1:00 2:45 pm each day, on-site activities, like yoga, art, cooking, sewing, or nature walks are scheduled.

For more information and to sign upcontact Lesley Peace at .

Chaperone a Field Trip

Spend an afternoon with staff and scholars on trips to local museums, parks, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and more. Trips are typically 1:00 2:45 PM and you must be a rising 10th grader or older to volunteer.

For information and to sign up, contact Laura Konizter at .

Hospitality for Interns

Help us show our gratitude to the dedicated college students and site coordinators who work most closely with our scholars. Provide small treats, gift cards, or other tokens of appreciation for our sites’ staff members.

For information and to sign up, contact Lesley Peace at .

Shop for Supplies

Shoppers are given supply lists and are asked to purchase required materials for a week (reimbursements available). These are items like paper, glue and craft supplies.

For information and to sign up, contact Laura Konizter at .

General Support and Special Events

Help our interns with classroom set-up, the Jubilee event and end-of-season pack-up. Your helping hands will be greatly appreciated. High school youth are welcome; middle school youth must be accompanied by an adult.

For information and to sign up, contact Lesley Peace at .

Teen Board

The Christ Church Freedom School Teen Board is accepting applications for the 2022 summer program. Fifteen teens (rising 11th grade through college freshmen) will be chosen from Christ Church and the larger community to work with first through fifth graders at McClintock Middle School to boost their literacy skills and enrich their cultural experiences.

For information and to apply, contact Maggie Baker at .


Learn more about Freedom School in this excellent 5-minute video »