During the summer months, CD4AP provides a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schoolsprogram. CDF Freedom Schools is a National, literacy-education movement, impacting the lives of children across the nation by cultivating a love of reading, encouraging high self-esteem, and offering amazing program opportunities.
Each summer, we serve over 50 scholars in grades K-12 in the South Side area and beyond. We are thankful to our partners at Lincoln Park Elementary, who helped provide us with space for the program.
Staff members work with small groups with special focus on literacy enrichment, extended learning opportunities, academic enrichment, leadership and character development, homework help, STEM enrichment and arts enrichment. The CD4AP summer program is offered at no cost to families and provide healthy meals and snacks for each participating child.