Our plans for Freedom School 2020 have changed.
The City of New York has cancelled most summer programming for children and we are following the lead of our local government and postponing our Freedom School program until further notice. It is our hope that we might be able to host the Freedom School participants in some capacity when it is deemed safe to do so, but we do not know how soon that will be.
When we are given permission to bring all the children together, we will likely carry on with some Freedom School traditions like our family cook-out, carnival, talent show, and game days. If it the COVID-19 crisis improves and it is safe to have camp or other activities for families this summer, we will contact our Freedom School families immediately.
We know that New York families are suffering with illness, grief, loss of income, and loss of childcare and school services. We are working on ways to support families during this time through online engagement, our food pantry, and other options – click here to learn more about local options.