Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools 2008
Shiloh Freedom School
"We Believe Reading Is The Key That Can Unlock The Door To Children's Dreams And Unlimited Potential"
Rev. Raymond Allen - Project Director
After years of seeing the need for a Summer Program at Shiloh Missionary Church, Rev. Allen continued to pray for the program and he asked the congregation for $500 seed money. Rev. Allen knew that this was not near enough to run the type of program that he had in mind, and many people laughed at his efforts to start a program with so little money. The money was allocated by the church and at about the same time, Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence applied for a government grant to the Children's Defense Fund to establish a Freedom School at Shiloh. A grant totaling several thousand dollars was approved for the 2007 Summer Program at Shiloh and again for the 2008 Summer Program. The prayers of Rev. Allen have been answered by God and the work of Councilwoman Lawrence.
Councilwoman, Sis. Ray Helen Lawrence - Executive Director
Minister Anthony Hollins - Site Coordinator
The Advocate - Newspaper article - July 22, 2008 -
Port Allen Chuch Aids Students
Clyde Robertson - Finance Administrator
Huey Gautier - Transportation Director
Leon Goudeau - Food Coordinator
Angelisa Allen - Coordinator
Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Programs are partnerships with faith based institutions, schools, colleges, universities and community based organizations. They provide Summer and after-school enrichment through a model curriculum. The program consist of the following essential components: High quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement, social action, leadership development, nutritional health and mental health.
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