Thank You for a record-breaking event! $118,360 Raised!
Seeing almost 300 people come together & support our mission was the best gift to receive on May 4th, which was also Freedom Readers’ 12th Birthday! We can’t wait to see what this next year brings and we are grateful to have your support as we go.
“[An] inspirational account… Bailey doesn’t hold back in criticizing systemic inequalities in public schools and society at large, but her optimism shines through. Educators, parents, and school administrators will want to take a look.” — Publishers Weekly
To improve reading skills in low-income communities by providing one-to-one literacy tutoring, free books for home libraries, and an inspiring, high-energy learning environment.
The vision of Freedom Readers Inc. is to interrupt the cycle of poverty by providing opportunities for children to develop advanced literacy skills that will improve their academic performance and increase long-term career prospects.
“Children who read well by grade three are more likely to graduate from high school.” Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
After a great deal of analysis and discussion of the recent development of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the leadership team and Board has decided to pause our K-5th grade After School Program and Advanced Placement Prep Program for middle school students.
Therefore, there will be no weekly meetings of any of our teams for the 2021 fall session. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to be able to return safely to in-person programming in January 2022.
Although our usual offerings will be on hiatus, we will not be suspending our service to the community. Instead of weekly team meetings, Freedom Readers will continue to offer our virtual service to our current scholars and other interested families.
The Reading Lab offers caregivers the opportunity to have their child’s reading assessed, receive a personalized prescription for improvement and follow up with tutoring from a trained Freedom Readers volunteer.
Week of June 13th through Week of July 18th
Volunteer adult tutors are trained in the skills needed to work effectively at keeping young scholars interested, motivated, and having fun as they learn.Volunteer
Take a look inside what’s happening at Freedom Readers.
April 6, 2022
We often take for granted how much our words matter. A smile and a “you look nice today.” A nod…Continue reading
Neville is a scholar attending our summer session at Mt. Olive AME Church. During the first two weeks at Freedom Readers, Neville struggled to find his confidence when it came time to present his speech in front of the group.... Continue readingView all impact stories
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Not only will you bring smiles to the faces of deserving children, but Amazon will make a donation to Freedom Readers for every purchase you order through Amazon Smile. Thanks in advance for your support.