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Impact at a Glance!
12,255 Students Attended
30 States and 174 Sites
1,835 young adult Servant Leaders Served
$16,039,880 in total projected program expenses for 2017
On average children’s instructional reading level increases by 8 months
Largest reading level gains are seen with a middle-school African-American boys, traditionally a population where gains are difficult to achieve
Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) would like to thank Penguin Books for selecting CDF as its charity partner with The Little Book of Little Activists! With the purchase of each Little Activists book, Penguin Books will donate five percent of the proceeds to Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program.
CDF’s Freedom Schools program fosters environments for children to believe in their ability to make a difference in their academic life and community. With 170 sites, students see an increase in reading skills, love of learning, and training for social action!
The Children’s Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that has worked to develop strong leadership and training for non-violent action and advocacy for children, youth and young adults.
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CDF Freedom Schools® community partner, HYPE Freedom Schools, mobilized its students in flood clean-up efforts in Houston