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​Out of School Time offers opportunities to enhance students’ social, emotional, behavioral, physical and academic competencies so that all students can succeed in school and beyond.​

Out of School Time Programs that improve academic outcomes:

  • provide a safe and supportive learning environment;
  • maximize student participation and attendance;
  • connect with school and classroom activities to achieve a shared mission of improving academic performance;
  • deliver academic instruction in a way that responds to each student’s needs and engages them in learning; and
  • assess program performance and use data to improve implementation.​​​

 FY22 Phillip Jackson Freedom Schools Grant

The fundamental goal of the Freedom Schools of the 1960s was to provide quality education for all students, to motivate active civic engagement, and to empower disenfranchised communities. The renowned and progressive curriculum of Freedom Schools allowed students of all ages to experience a new and liberating form of education that directly related to the imperatives of their lives, their communities, and the Freedom Movement.

The Phillip Jackson Freedom Schools Grant will establish a Freedom School network to supplement the learning taking place in public schools by creating programs with a mission to improve the odds for children in poverty. Freedom Schools will provide activities and support using a research-based and multicultural curriculum for disenfranchised communities most affected by the opportunity gap and learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and by expanding the teaching of African American history, developing leadership skills, and providing an understanding of the tenets of the civil rights movement.

** Proposal extended to May 6​, 2022, 4:30 p.m.**

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