“ I see a lot of programs and I must say that the CDF Freedom School is one of the best. The opportunity and exposure for these young people is paramount to their future success. As a parent I can truly say my little one enjoys everyday he’s there and doesn’t want to miss out on anything.” – Angela Craig, parent of level one scholar.
“I wanted to advise you of my appreciation for the Freedom School and how much I enjoyed the program. Myles has learned a lot and he really needed that push to help with all of the reading skills he has needed help on for the past few years. He also told me that he made a lot of new friends and enjoyed the Freedom School as well. Thank you all again for the wonderful opportunity for him to attend. “ – Felicia Hatten, parent of level two scholar
“I so appreciate everything you guys did for our kids this summer! Camille enjoyed it so much! The finale was fantastic! So encouraging and uplifting we are implementing some of the chants in our everyday lives! Such an impact it had, congratulations for the success.” –Latrice Johnson, parent of level two scholar
“Thank you for the experience CDF gave Iain this summer! He first day of school was today and he entered with lots of pride and confidence in himself. I only have CDF, Miss Morgan and YOU to give that credit too. Again, thank you and your wonderful staff for making a difference in my son’s life. Keep up the good work and may god bless you all.” – Krislyn Allison, parent of level two scholar
“My experience with the Freedom School Summer Camp goers was nothing short of amazing. The scholars were welcoming, attentive, very engaging, & so smart. Honestly, they were one of the best groups of kids I’ve worked with thus far. I would love to come back & work with the campers again.” –Tiara King, program manager at Girls Inc. of Central Alabama
“My experience as a read aloud guest was great! I was a bit nervous at first seeing the enthusiasm of the children. I was so relieve though that this program promoted engagement early on before a reader even started. They asked very good questions, were polite, and engaging throughout the reading process. I would definitely come back next year as a partner!” –Emuni Sanderson, UAB Program Director
"I wanted to thank you again for an amazing summer and also provide an update on Charles Shelton first 9 week progress. I truly see an improvement in his overall approach to this school year. He is staying focused on his work. He is reading and comprehending what he is reading, that has greatly improved his confidence as a student. He has a determination and a want to do better than his grades above. I wanted to again thank you all!!!" Thank you again and again looking forward to more success this year and to next summer!!!
Charles V Shelton III