Freedom Market 2019
Come support student authors and tech entrepreneurs. Freedom Schools at Davidson partnered with SocialPreneur Lab and Book Boss to empower elementary and middle school youth from the local Davidson area to write and sell their own books and to launch their own tech startups. The youth will host a Freedom Market on July 26th, and the public is invited to attend. Please come on out to the Hurt Hub (210 Delburg Street) to help support the students’ entrepreneurship journey. The market will be open from 3 – 6 p.m.
About Freedom Schools at Davidson College
Davidson students serve as servant leader interns for Freedom Schools.
The Freedom Schools program was developed by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and provides summer enrichment experiences for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program fosters a love of reading, increased self-esteem, and positive attitudes towards learning.
Classes are held at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson, and students receive two meals and a snack each day. Each year, six Davidson students receive training to serve as servant leader interns for the program, which is grounded in a model curriculum that includes five essential components:
- High quality academic enrichment
- Parent and family involvement
- Civic engagement and social action
- Intergenerational leadership development
- Nutrition, health, and mental health.
Through participation in the program, children learn the following:
- Appreciation and knowledge of one’s culture engender self-worth and the ability to live in community with others.
- Learning communities offer a sense of safety, love, caring, and personal power needed for transformative education.
- As citizens, children and adults have the power to make a difference in their communities.