HYPE @ Blueridge United Methodist Church
HYPE Freedom School Inc. |
Raise your voice in song, clap, stomp, jump and lift your heart - join the joyful noise at Freedom School Harambee!
Harambee is a Kiswahili word that means "let's pull together." It's also the name for the morning celebration which kicks off each day of Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® six-week summer program. The program provides free, literacy-based learning experiences that promote social, cultural, and historical awareness. Our goal is to improve literacy skills, build strength of character, and provide our scholars with a supportive learning community.
We'd like to extend a special invitation for you to join us a guest reader during Harambee!
Our readers are crucial in showing Freedom School scholars diversity and leadership in our community, as well as a shared love for reading and learning. Your passion, excitement and simple love of a good book have the power to spark a child's imagination and propel their journey to success.
Harambee At A Glance:
HYPE Freedom School 2018: June 18 - July 27
Harambee readers are needed weekday mornings starting at 8:45 am. You will be apart of this 30 minute morning tradition which includes a motivational song, cheers/chants, recognitions and a read aloud.
Participants in Freedom School, called "scholars," are Kindergarten - 8th grade!!!
Bring your own book or read one of ours!!!
Harambee takes place at multiple locations throughout the City of Houston. View Connect4Literacy.Org to learn which site is closest to you.