Jere Whitson Freedom School 2019

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A Free, Six-Week Literacy & Cultural Enrichment Program

For children entering the 1st grade through 5th grade in Fall 2019.

The 2019 Jere Whitson Freedom School has completed an exciting six-weeks of literacy, cultural enrichment, field trips, and family experiences.

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Thank You Dr. Elinor Ross for Your Continued Support of
Reading and Literacy Programs for Children in the Upper Cumberland.

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  • Contacts for Information

    Dr. Janet Isbell, Executive Director /

    Dr. Amber Spears, Program Director / 

  • About the Program

    free books for children;

    90 hours of reading over the 6-weeks;

    afternoon activities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art, music, dance, and fitness;

    field trips to broaden exposure including visits to Tennessee Tech facilities and more;

    self-esteem and character-building experiences;

    opportunities for parent, family, and community involvement.

  • Freedom School Mission and Vision


    A nation in which the American dream is a reality.


    To leverage literacy with a diverse community of children to:

    reduce summer learning loss;

    increase love of learning;

    develop thoughtful and engaged neighborhood at a time.

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