Freedom Schools Express (FSX) program provides free, comprehensive, culturally-relevant summer and after-school enrichment to children in high-poverty areas. The program helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, generates more positive attitudes toward learning and connects their families with needed resources in the community. This program is proven to curb summer learning loss and help close the opportunity gap.
FSX is held immediately afterschool for two hours, two days a week (Mondays-Thursdays). Middle School (Grades 6-8) programming Freedom School Express begins Oct. 11, 2021. Elementary programming (Grades K-5) begins October 25, 2021. Our Middle Schoolers may register and participate in Flipside TeenVentures summer program.
Scholars are offered a snack/light meal. Currently, each family must arrange own transportation. Freedom Schools Express Site Leaders and/or Clerks can assist families with exploring transportation options provided through SPPS DAE and Metro Transit Passes and/or Tokens. A parent/guardian must arrive at school at the end of each FSX session to accompany their student(s) home. Students will not be allowed to leave the building to take Metro Transit without a parent/guardian. Transportation is now provided for Freedom School Express at Capitol Hill on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:15-6, and Hazel Park on Mondays/Wednesdays 4-5:45pm.
Rev. Dr. Hill, Executive Director
Washington Technology School
1495 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55117
Anthony Walker, Executive Director
SPPS Community Education