Charlottesville Freedom School


Enrollment Now Open for the 2022 Charlottesville Freedom School!

In partnership with Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools, the UVA Center for Race and Public Education (CRPES) is hosting the 2022 CDF Freedom School for 3rd-8thgrade students! This FREE 5-week summer program will take place IN-PERSON June 21 -July 22. In order to enroll, your child must be a student of Charlottesville City Schools, Albermarle County Schools, or another local school. View A Day in the CDF Freedom Schools Program here, and learn more about the 2022 Charlottesville Freedom School here.

The Freedom School is now accepting students! View sign-up forms, linked below:

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Below is a tentative daily schedule for the 2022 Charlottesville Freedom School. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the Freedom School email (uvafreedomschool@gmail.com).


Tentative Schedule

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Design the 2022 Charlottesville Freedom School Tshirt

FS Website_Tshirt Design.pngWe are looking for youth voices to help us design the 2022 Charlottesville Freedom School Tshirt! The winning designer will have their design featured on more than 100 Freedom School tshirts across the Charlottesville area, and receive a prize. Please submit original drawings or pieces of poetry that celebrate diversity in your communities to uvafreedomschool@gmail.com by April 22nd.


Freedom School 250x166.pngProject Description: Freedom Schools, an initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, are rooted in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project. Replicated in locations across the country, Freedom Scools offer a 6-week summer program aimed at developing K-12 students literacy skills through culturally relevant practices, community engagement, and civic engagement.

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Contact: uvafreedomschool@gmail.com

Additional Resources:

  • National Day of Social Action

    Charlottesville Freedom School scholars presented posters on what they thought adults should vote for as part of the National Day of Social Action on July 15th, 2020.

  • National Day of Social Action

    Charlottesville Freedom School scholars presented posters on what they thought adults should vote for as part of the National Day of Social Action on July 15th, 2020.

  • National Day of Social Action

    Charlottesville Freedom School scholars presented posters on what they thought adults should vote for as part of the National Day of Social Action on July 15th, 2020.