Freedom School

Our Mission

Through the CDF Freedom Schools model at Wake Forest University, we empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and world with hope, education, and action.

What We Do

Freedom School strives to enhance children’s motivation to read and make them feel good about learning. At the same time, the program connects families to the right resources in their communities. Participating students receive two nutritious meals and a snack daily, and they receive a book each week to build their home libraries. Freedom School students engage in a research-based, multicultural integrated reading curriculum that supports them and their families through five essential components:

  1. High quality academic enrichment
  2. Parent and family development
  3. Civic engagement and social action
  4. Intergenerational servant leadership development
  5. Nutrition, health, and mental health

To Learn More

Wake Forest University Freedom School is hosted by the Department of Education and led by Dr. Dani Parker Moore, Executive Director of Freedom School and Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education.

Freedom School is made possible with the help of collaborators including The Office of Civic & Community Engagement, Office of the President, and Office of the Provost. Click here for more information, including program dates, sign-up information, and frequently asked questions.