The Listening: Freedom Schools 2019

by The Listening, Inc.

About this campaign

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. By providing summer and after-school reading enrichment for children who might otherwise not have access to books, the CDF Freedom Schools program plays a much needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps — and is a key part of CDF’s work to ensure a level playing field for all children. In partnership with local congregations, schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, and secure juvenile justice facilities the CDF Freedom Schools program boosts student motivation to read, generates more positive attitudes toward learning, increases self-esteem and connects the needs of children and families to the resources of their communities.

The Listening is working, along with a host of community supporters, to bring this resource to Lynchburg for the Summer of 2019 - but we need your help! Donate today to make it happen!

Photos by

iam Se7en // William Stitt // Vitaliy Paykov // Cel Lisboa // Annie Spratt // LaShonda Delivuk (Eye for Ebony)

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