Freedom Schools Express
Freedom Schools Express is an after-school leadership development program for students in grades K-8. Based on the successful Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools summer program, Freedom Schools Express focuses on the contributions of people of color and American Indians. Lessons provide a cultural perspective through social studies, history, art and much more.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 case numbers, SPPS has also decided to place EDL/ESS HERO Elementary program on hold until further notice.
Freedom Schools Express During Distance Learning!
Extended Day Learning/Extended Student Support (EDL/ESS) Program: Freedom Schools Express HERO Elementary K-2
The Freedom Schools Express HERO Elementary K-2 Extended Day Learning/Extended Student Support (EDL/ESS) Program will offer students in grades K-2 who meet ALC qualifications the opportunity to:
- Improve academic and social emotional skills
- Discover and explore new abilities and interests
- Make friends and connect with caring adults
- Be creative, active, healthy, and have fun
This in-person FREE program runs 1-2 days per week for three hours per session at the Academic Support Center(s). Enrolled students will follow their school’s scheduled dates and times on the Extended Day for Learning (EDL)/Extended Student Support (ESS) 2020-21 Calendar. Please note this schedule may change should SPPS move from distance to in-person learning during the school day.
The program includes:
- A snack
- Bus transportation home for students who live more than half a mile from school
- Students who walk to and from school will receive assistance crossing busy intersections
- Instruction by certified teachers and specialists
Enrollment will be based upon staff availability and ability to offer programs while maintaining COVID-19 health guidelines.
Transportation information will be mailed at the end of October to students the program is able to serve.
Please contact Rev. Dr. Darcel Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 651-387-0869 for more information.