The Children’s Defense Fund - Freedom Schools program provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes towards learning. Children are taught using a model pedagogy that supports children and families around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and nutrition, health, and mental health.

Quick Notes about Freedom Schools

  • Freedom Schools is 6 weeks Free Summer Program that focuses on Literacy
  • Daily incorporation of STEAM, weekly field trips, and culturally-responsive activities during the afternoon session
  • Although, it’s a literacy program and data demonstrates significant growth; it is not a reading intervention program
  • Servant Leader Interns (SLI) receive intense training to instruct 1:10 student ratio
  • Children of Color greatly benefit from all of the cultural responsive practices, literature, experiences, etc.
  • It is not limited to children of color.

June 18-July 26

Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm
Application is ONLINE only
Must have completed grades Kindergarten through 7th grade
Must be currently enrolled in Osseo Area Schools

For more information, please see thisINFORMATIONAL FLYER


School Info

Woodland Elementary
4501 Oak Grove Parkway
Brooklyn Park MN 55443


School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-315-6400, ext 0
763-315-6400, ext 1

General Fax Number

School Leadership

Toni Beckler