About Us

About Us2021-06-07T18:18:08-04:00

Our Mission

Freedom School Partners promotes the long-term success of children by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and inspiring a love of learning.

Freedom School Partners fulfills this mission by:

  1. Delivering a culturally diverse curriculum that affirms our scholars with engaging literature and exposure to the broader community.
  2. Serving families and children who lack access to quality summer enrichment opportunities.
  3. Addressing the whole child by supporting their academic, social and emotional needs.
  4. Offering a work-force development opportunity for college students to gain professional experience, serve as positive role models and enter the teacher pipeline or social service pipeline.
  5. Collaborating with diverse community stakeholders who contribute to and benefit from the partnerships.

Our Promise

History of FSP

Freedom School Partners is a 501(c)(3) that provides quality summer programming for students in grades K-8 at multiple locations across Charlotte.

From 1999 through 2003

Founded in 1999, Freedom School Partners (formerly Seigle Avenue Partners) received significant start-up funding from the Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) Building Youth Initiative and Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church from 2000 to 2003.

In 2004

In 2004, Freedom School Partners (FSP) was selected by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) to join community organizations around the country and serve as a local sponsor for CDF’s six-week, literacy-rich summer programs called Freedom Schools. That year, in addition to maintaining its successful afterschool program in the Piedmont Courts neighborhood, FSP launched its first CDF Freedom Schools program for 100 scholars.

Through the years

Through the years, FSP has scaled this model of partnership with community organizations to expand Freedom Schools across Charlotte. Site partnerships have included a variety of faith-based organizations, corporations, universities, neighborhoods and other community organizations.

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Their future is in your hands.

Together, we can equip a generation of Charlotte-area scholars with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. The good news is that we can all play a part. Donate to the mission. Volunteer your time. Register your students.

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