If lower income children can’t continue to learn through the summer, they fall behind their higher income peers. By the end of third grade, lower income children are typically two to three years behind in reading, due in large part to summer learning loss. Without significant intervention many will never catch up.

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. They do this by working with children in Charlotte who most need but can least afford summer literacy opportunities. Freedom School 2017 will be held June 19 – July 27.

Again this spring, several hundred friends of Freedom School will gather to celebrate and support their cause – not just financially but with the passion of a community united behind the most fragile families among us. Please join us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a conversation about the impact of Freedom Schools in Charlotte:

Thursday, March 30 from 6-7:30 at Booth Playhouse 
at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at 130 N. Tryon St.

Host Committee:
Jay and Wendy Bilas
Keith and Serena Cockrell
John and Jennifer Culver
Clay and Deidre Grubb
Luther and Jane Lockwood
Will and Emily Mullinix
Taylor and Jessica Stanfield
Oscar and Shana Suris

 

To RSVP please fill out the form HERE by March 17, 2017. If you have any questions contact Kenya Smith at 704-371-4922. Here are some photos from last year’s Spring into Summer Event:

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