Emmaus House, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, is hosting its Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program for the third consecutive summer and they need your support.
The CDF Freedom Schools® program is a summer program serving students from kindergarten through 5th grade. Its aim is to motivate young scholars to read, build positive attitudes towards learning, and empower them to make a difference in themselves, their families, their communities, and their world.
Studies show that education summer programs like the CDF Freedom School at Emmaus House help reduce achievement gaps and make a lasting impact among participants. Since the program’s inception in 2015, results show that participants are making significant gains — nearly 90% of those evaluated maintained or gained in their instructional reading level over the six-week program.
This summer, Emmaus House needs to raise $8,000 by June 26 to support its CDF Freedom School and invites you to walk hand in hand with 70 determined scholars as they work to make a difference in themselves and the world through reading and education.