Rama Road Volunteers
Freedom School is a six-week summer program led by college interns that combats summer learning loss by providing a unique program that unlocks the long-term potential of children in grades K-8 with limited means by igniting their passion for reading and learning. With a focus on literacy, character education, and community involvement, Christ Church hosts a Freedom School site at Rama Road Elementary School for 60 scholars from K-6 grades. There are so many fun ways to get involved we hope you will be a part of this fun, transformational, and joyful program.
GREAT DAY OF D.E.A.R. (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ)
The Great Day of D.E.A.R. is an opportunity to share your love of reading with our Rama Road Freedom School community! Join us on July 17, 1:00 - 2:30 as Rama Road Freedom School drops everything and reads. During this time, you will get to share new reading adventures and educational activities with one of 60 scholars.
Help us show our gratitude to the dedicated college students and site coordinators who work with our scholars. Provide small treats, gift cards, or other tokens of appreciation for our site's ten staffers.
Sixty scholars need lots of paper, glue, scissors and craft supplies as they learn through creative activities. Weekly shoppers can take our list and pick up required materials for the following week.
CHAPERONE A FIELD TRIP
Accompany staff and scholars on field trips to local museums, parks, pools, etc. Volunteer pays for own entrance ticket if applicable and provides own transporation. Must be at least 15 years old to chaperone a field trip.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BAG PICK UP AND DELIVERY
Second Harvest Food Bank provides food bags for our Freedom School scholars to take home over the weekend, full of snacks and non-perishable meals. Pick up the bags at Second Harvest and deliver them to Rama Road each Thursday during Freedom School, exept July 4th and July 25th.
Help our interns with classroom set-up, parent meetings, Jubilee, and end-of-season pack-up. Your helping hands will be so appreciated. High school youth welcome; Middle School youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Rama Road Elementary, 1035 Rama Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211
|| Laura Konitzer