In partnership with Read Lead GCLA provides Freedom School, a summer reading enrichment program offering opportunities for under-served children ages 3 through 13 to receive a free, innovative education program that promotes a love of reading, builds confidence and self-esteem, encourages parental involvement, and diminishes summer learning loss.

Freedom school students read over 80 books that are developmentally appropriate, reflect children’s own images, relate their authentic history, culture, and heritage, introduce figures who make a difference in the lives of others, offer encouragement to become involved in community service, explore fundamental issues related to self-esteem, and expand their capacity to dream and to believe they can make their dreams reality.