Summer can make or break the education of lower-income kids. While middle- and higher-income peers maintain—or even gain—knowledge during summer breaks, lower-income children lose two to three months in reading comprehension. By the end of third grade, lower-income children are typically two years behind in reading, due in large part to summer learning loss. Without significant intervention, most who fall behind by third grade will never catch up. Freedom School Partners changes the future for under-resourced students by giving them three life-changing tools: literacy skills, character strengths and a community that believes in them.