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Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Registration is open!

Children's Defense fund freedom schools

Through the CDF Freedom Schools model, we empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and world with hope, education and action. 

By providing scholars with rich, culturally relevant pedagogy and high quality books that deepen scholars’ understanding of themselves and all they have in common with others in a multiracial, multicultural democratic society, CDF Freedom Schools programs further empowers scholars to believe in their ability and responsibility to make a difference while instilling in them a love of reading to help them avoid summer learning loss. 



June 24-August 8 
9:15-3:45 pm 

No programming July 4. Additional field trip days noted in site’s registration forms. 



Free Program

Please note registering for Freedom Schools program does not guarantee a spot. We will do everything possible to accommodate as many students as possible. 

Free Meals 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. 


Transportation by school bus is available to eligible students.  Call 612-668-2300.

Freedom School Nellie Stone Johnson

entering Grades 1-9


American Indian Freedom School Seward

Entering Grades 1-9


Freedom School Whittier La Escuela de Libertad Whittier

entering Grades 1-9