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Jere Whitson Freedom School

Plan Now for Freedom School Summer 2021!

June 9 - July 20

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A Free, Six-Week Literacy & Cultural Enrichment Program

For children currently in grades K-4.

Children engage in an exciting six-weeks of literacy, enrichment
activities, field trips, and family experiences.
Click your choice of English or Spanish for information.

Registration Information in English and Spanish Coming Soon.  Visit us on Facebook

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You Can Support OUR Freedom School 

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

  • Program Contacts

    Dr. Janet Isbell, Executive Director | 931-372-3824

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    Dr. Amber Spears, Program Director | 931-372-6265

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    Lettie Collier, Jere Whitson Elementary | 931-526-6575

  • About the Program

    free books for children;

    90 hours of reading over the 6-weeks;

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

    field trips to a variety interactive learning centers, including the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, and more;

    breakfast and lunch provided daily;

    self-esteem and character-building experiences;

    opportunities for parent, family, and community involvement.

  • Freedom School Mission & 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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College of Education

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