Grace Church is excited about being a 2018 Freedom School site! The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools program provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increase their self-esteem, and generate positive attitudes toward learning. Children are taught using a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.
Grace’s Freedom School will begin June 18, and will run until July 27. Fifty young scholars will be participating in our Freedom School this summer. Again this year, we are asking our Grace family to help support our Grace CDF Freedom School by purchasing the books for this program. The books for each child cost $90. Books are used in the classrooms and each child takes home one book each week. If you would like to provide books for a child or two this summer, please write a check to Grace Church with Freedom School Books marked in the memo line. Checks may be placed in the offering plates on Sunday or turned into the office during the week. If you would like more information about Freedom School or what you can do to help, please contact Debra Humphrey at (937) 836-3167 or email Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of the 2018 Grace Freedom School!