The Omega Community Development Corporation serves scholars grades K-8 through Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer reading program at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy. This program builds literacy, curbs summer reading loss, closes achievement gaps, and empowers children to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and the world today.
The program includes an Integrated Reading Curriculum with developmentally appropriate and cultural relevant books that supports children and families around five essential components:
High Quality Academic Enrichment
Parent and Family Involvement
Social Action and Civic Engagement
Inter-generational Servant Leadership Development
Nutrition Health, and Mental Health
Looking Back on Our Achievements in 2016
In 2016, our Freedom School Program served 58 scholars grades K-8. Throughout the summer we maintained an attendance rate of 87% which contributed to significant growth amongst our scholars. Pre-and post-evaluations were conducted to measure the impact of the program. By the end of the program, 90% of the scholars improved in at least one category.