Freedom School

Freedom School is a five-week summer program that combats summer learning loss for children in grades K-8 with limited means. June 17 – July 26, we host a Freedom School site at Rama Road Elementary School, and we invite you to get involved!

We Need Supplies! Get the details here:


  • Supply Deployment: Help us deliver materials and supplies from the Freedom School warehouse to Rama Road Elementary.
  • Site Setup: Help with classroom setup.
  • Harambee Readers: Every Freedom school day begins with Harambee (“let’s pull together” in Swahili) which is a time of singing, dancing and stories. Come read a story and start your day off feeling joyful!
  • Intern Appreciation: Make, buy, or create gifts or treats for the site coordinator, teacher interns, and bus drivers on Thursdays or Fridays. This is a great service opportunity for families! We ask you to drop the gifts off at the Rama site between 8 am & 11:30 am on Thursday or Friday.
  • Weekly Supply Shoppers: Shop for and deliver requested supplies for activities that support and enhance the reading curriculum for the next week.
  • Parent Appreciation Gifts: On Parent Engagement Night we will raffle gift cards, self care items, gift baskets, goody bags, etc.
  • Reading Buddies: Our scholars Drop Everything And Read (DEAR). Volunteers utilize Active Reading strategies to engage the scholar and instill a love of reading!
  • Great Day of DEAR (Drop Everything And Read): Volunteers read one ore more pre-selected books alongside a scholar and help with a craft activity.
  • Food Server at Finale: Help serve food at the Rama Finale.
  • Site Clean-up/Break-down: We will pack up items and deliver them back to our FSP Latrobe Warehouse for storage until next summer.

Go to to sign up.