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The Freedom School has arrived in Lynchburg! "It was the height of the Civil Rights Movement when activists first formed Freedom Schools as a way to empower and educate African American students with an emphasis on reading and writing," reports WDBJ&'s Siobhan McGirl. Now this powerful program is helping close the education achievement gap in Lynchburg...and they need our help.
The Freedom School's 75 students and staff will gather for a meal and fellowship each Wednesday that the school is in session this summer. But they rely on community support to provide the meal, since the funds raised to open the Freedom School are needed to deliver the program to the youth they serve.
We've found a wonderful caterer who is willing to donate his time to making a delicious meal on June 26th. If we can raise the $400 needed to buy the food, the Freedom School students and staff will be well fed and know that their community, OUR community, cares about them.
Learn more about the Freedom School here: https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Lynchburgs-first-Freedom-School--511430561.html