Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from 07/08/2021 to 08/06/2021, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Bethany Cares Inc. Freedom School is a summer literacy program with a focus on culture, social action, family and parental involvement. Children begin each day in a 30-45 minute Harambee!--a call to order of chants and cheers--that is used to energize participants every morning, make announcements for the day and highlight one book and grade for the day with scholars and visitors taking turns reading out loud to participants. The day is then broken into an integrated reading curriculum based on grade. Scholars participate in interactive reading and are strongly encouraged to keep abreast on current events throughout their community and the world. These endeavors often require our scholars to participate in a variety of events such as community voter registration barbeques, community greening, and refurbishment of the Freedom School mural, health care advocacy and facilitation of parent meetings demonstrating health and wellness activities.