“[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 28th through Week of August 2nd
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.
January 28, 2021
Don’t forget to register your kids for The Imagineering Labs! Our next class is March 6th at 10am. Email Mikayla…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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