Freedom School at Monroe Street UMC

We are changing 50 children’s lives this summer!

A Freedom School is a six-week Monday through Friday reading and enrichment program developed by the Children’s Defense Fund in 1995 which has a proven track record for increasing reading levels from 1.4 to 2.2 grade levels over two to three summers that children participate in the Freedom School. Freedom Schools were birthed as a vision to end what is known as the “cradle to prison pipeline.”  We know there is a direct correlation between third grade reading test scores and incarceration in adulthood for at-risk, poverty and lower income children in our urban areas.  

The Freedom School at Monroe St. UMC is in full swing!  Taking place June 19-July 28, you can stay up-to-date with photos each week on our facebook page, click here!

We still have a need, and it's a big one! We need shoppers. Email erand [at] (Elizabeth Rand) if you're willing to help! 



You must print, fill out, and bring with you on your first day, the two forms attached at the bottom of the page. 

To watch a video and learn more about Freedom Schools in West Ohio, click here!