CDF Freedom Schools® National Day of Social Action 2007

Release Date: July 18, 2007

 

On July 18, 2007, CDF Freedom Schools sites across the country participated in the CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action. The social action and civic engagement component of the CDF Freedom Schools model teaches youth to engage in community service and social justice advocacy. This year, with Congress considering funding reauthorization for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), CDF Freedom Schools participants urged their elected officials to provide health coverage for all children through a variety of actions including visiting their elected officials, writing letters to elected officials, joining together for marches and rallies and leading awareness activities. More than 8,000 youth from CDF Freedom Schools sites across the country participated in the National Day of Social Action.