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The 2009 CDF Freedom Schools Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute themed "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Healthy Youth in Action" prepared over 1,000 college students and young professionals to operate 134 CDF Freedom Schools program sites this summer. Held May 3-June 7, 2009, the Institute featured four concurrent tracks with workshops on the Integrated Reading Curriculum and such topics as classroom management, community organizing, parental engagement, green living, conflict transformation and stress reduction. Presenters included CDF President Marian Wright Edelman, Jeff Johnson, Susan Taylor, Reginald Weaver, Sonia Sanchez, Jeff Novick, Tim Wise and Carole Boston Weatherford. CDF Board Member Jurnee Smollett helped provide a music concert by Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn.