Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom Schools Summer Program


The Omega Community Development Corporation serves scholars grades K-8 through Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School Summer Enrichment Program at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy and Fairview Prk-6 School.

Program Goals

  • Build literacy
  • Curb summer reading loss
  • Close achievement gaps
  • Empower children to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and the world today

Our Community Impact in 2017

In 2017, our Freedom School Program served 48 scholars grades K-8. Throughout the summer we maintained an attendance rate of 75% which contributed to significant growth amongst our scholars. Pre-and post-tests were conducted to measure the impact of the program. By the end of the program, 85% of the scholars improved in at least one category. The test categories were Phoneme Segmenting, Word Reading Fluency, and Passage Reading Fluency.


Our Impact in 2016