First Freedom School in Wisconsin Begins June 28

Written by admin   // June 10, 2010   // 0 Comments

The cheers and chants of scholars of all ages will soon be heard on the corner of 2nd and Clarke. Urban Roots, a new nonprofit birthed from All Peoples Church is thrilled to announce the arrival of Freedom School this summer.

Urban Roots Freedom School is part of a national movement from the Children’s Defense Fund to empower young people through a summer literacy program that reflects the style of our community.

Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided each day.  Urban Roots Freedom School focuses on reading literacy but there are also exciting field trips, afternoon activities and more!  Check us out on facebook (Urban Roots Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® Program) and on All Peoples website, .

Each day we begin our morning with 30 minutes of Harambee!  from 8:30-9:00. Harambee! Is a high energy, motivational time of cheers, chants and affirmations to set the tone for our day. We also have a read aloud guest from the community every morning. Anyone can attend Harambee! so if you would like to begin your day inspired and energized, please join us!

This year our program runs Monday thru Fri from 8am – 3pm beginning June 28th thru August 6th.  Youth who have completed grades K5-8th are eligible to apply.  There are also ten slots available for high school age youth to serve as future servant leader interns.

We have 50 slots available for scholars and we predict these will fill quickly.

Scholars and their parents can register at All Peoples Church, 2600 N. 2nd Street: June 16, 5-7 pm, June 20, 12-4 pm, June 23, 5-7 pm

For more information or for opportunities to help, please contact Catherine Alexander at 414-264-1616 or

We can’t wait for Urban Roots Freedom Schools to rock the neighborhood!

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