(CDF)

FREEDOM SCHOOL®

DREAMWAYS PROGRAMS

 

We envision greatness in our children and in our community. We want to stimulate, to inspire, to ignite a flame that will cause students of all ages to dream beyond their imaginations — to strive individually and collectively to do great things. We embrace art and culture in our work to reawaken faith and hope — to remind us of the best in ourselves — the beauty in us — our strength, our pride, our determination as a people to achieve excellence — to cause us to celebrate our collective identity, honor those who came before, and to build a community that arouses greatness in the next generation.

Dreams

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow

                        Langston Hughes

DREAM WEAVER

Excite children about learning

Ages 8–10

 

Hannah CDF Freedom School Academy

A six-week Children’s Defense Fund affiliated summer enrichment program serving 50 students. Designed to help children fall in love with reading, increase their self-esteem, and generate more positive attitudes toward learning.

 

Reading 365

Year-round reading club designed to reinforce reading and language arts skills for students and to engage parents and other family members in intergenerational learning activities

 

Beginning Acting (Reader’s Theater)

Introductory acting class focused on building confidence, voice, character.  Each semester of the course culminates in performance

 

 

DREAM MAKER

Discover dreams and values

Teens

 

College Bound Brotherhood and College Bound Sisterhood

Youth development programs designed to foster service and build character, leadership, values, and decision-making skills.

 

Success 101

Homework, tutoring, academic coaching and skill building (language arts, presentation, and time management) designed to improve GPA.

 

Performance Arts (Theater/Dance)

Develop personal voice and expression and an appreciation for heritage, culture, and history.

 

DREAM KEEPER SCHOLARSHIP

Chart a course to success

Juniors and Seniors

 

Off to College 2.0

College prep activities including college tours, financial aid workshops, advising, SAT and personal statement assistance.

 

College Conversations

Peer to Peer conversations about college life e.g. roommates, dating, time management

 

Dream Keeper Scholarship Program

Scholarships, mentoring, and advising for students enrolled in college

 

OUR STANDARDS OF SUCCESSES

 

Elementary and Middle School Students

• Improved reading  and language arts ability

• Greater excitement and interest in learning

• Sense of personal identity, pride, and cultural awareness

• Positive relationship with an adult

• Productive use of non school time

• Positive decision making

 

 

 

High School and College Students

• Grade Point average of 3.0 or higher

• Participation in Community service and internships

• 100% high school graduation

• College attendance and graduation

• College GPA of 3.0 or better

Freedom School Dates for 2017: June 19 – July 28 2017

CONTACT US

Address: 441 Drake Avenue, Marin City, CA 94965

Phone: 415-887-9740

Fax: 415-887-9770

 

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