FREEDOM SCHOOL

Freedom School is a seven-week full-time summer enrichment program that helps young scholars fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

On average the scholars that come through our Freedom School program will raise their reading levels 14 months or higher.

Young scholars will participate in high-quality STEM clubs that provide them an in-depth learning experience in an area of interest to them.

Additionally, the scholars will have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences, including interacting with professional guests representing various career paths, visiting museums and science centers, touring college campuses and participating in community service and social action projects.

man speaking at Freedom School

Interested in working for Freedom School as a SLI?

Here are the requirements: Candidates must be between the ages of 19 and 29, completed at least one full year of college by May 2021 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have some previous experience working with children.

Children are taught using a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:

  1. High Quality Academic Enrichment
  2. Parent and Family Involvement
  3. Social Action and Civic Engagement
  4. Intergeneration Servant Leadership Development
  5. Nutrition, Health and Mental Health

After School Program

Peacemakers offers a free after-school program for 40 neighborhood elementary school students. The program provides homework assistance, individual tutoring on skills that need remedial help, and a snack. It is offered four days a week, two hours per day, during the school year.

Day Program

The Day Program will operate Mondays – Thursdays, 11:00am – 3:00pm beginning August 31, 2020.  This program will assist Kindergarten – 5th graders with homework packets, provide supplemental instruction, and provide lunch and a snack each day.

Transportation within a two-mile radius of Peacemakers will be provided for both programs.

Little girl that got a book from a book party

Book Parties

On the third Saturday of each month, Peacemakers offers free Book Parties to neighborhood children. The kids receive lunch, listen to a read-aloud guest, engage in fun activities, and choose several books they are able to take home and keep. Low-income families generally do not have age-appropriate reading material in the home for the children, and the goal of this program is to build an age-appropriate in-home library of reading material for the child, which will have long-term academic benefits.

Computer Lab

Peacemakers features an open-access 14-unit  Windows-based computer lab that is open to anyone six days per week. Neighborhood children use the lab to work on school work, while many adults use it to complete online job applications. The lab is also available for recreational use.