Join our Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools team! Opportunities for Servant Leader Intern staff positions are now available for Summer 2020. Freedom schools are unparalleled leadership development and learning experiences for our team. We assemble a dynamic team each year to grow, have fun and change children’s lives!
Deaconess Foundation sponsors a network of CDF Freedom Schools programs for children in grades kindergarten through five in the St. Louis region. The seven-week program provides summer enrichment around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and nutritional, physical, and mental health. Enrichment is driven by the Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC) which primarily focuses on literacy to curb summer learning loss and close opportunity gaps.