The Equity & Justice Institute
CDF Freedom Schools Program

Freedom School: Read Aloud

Share your favorite book with our scholars and instill a love of reading.
Read Aloud! guests are a vital part of our Freedom School program, as they demonstrate to our scholars that reading is important to everyone. We invite you to come and read your favorite age-appropriate (7 to 13) book to our scholars. You’ll also have the opportunity to share how education and literacy have played a role in your success. Our students are always excited to ask guests questions and are equally excited when the guest asks questions of them.

Read Aloud! takes place during our daily morning assembly called “Harambee” (meaning “all pull together” in Swahili). During Harambee, the students gather to hear announcements, practice morning meditation and listen as our special guests read books featuring diverse identities and stories. At the end of the assembly, everyone rises to their feet to sing the CDF Freedom Schools “anthem,” Labi Siffre’s “Something Inside So Strong.” Click here to watch a clip of this powerful ritual.

Freedom School: Read Aloud

Sign Up for Read Aloud!
We have sign-up opportunities available June 20-August 2, 2024, Monday through Friday from 8:15-9 a.m.

Please use the calendar below to sign up for a spot.