Summer Programs

Freedom Schools® Program & Summer Camp

In partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), Landmarks for Families is proud to be a host of the Freedom Schools® program. The CDF Freedom Schools® program is a research-based, multicultural summer literacy camp that provides an enriching curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:

  1. High-quality academic enrichment
  2. Parent and family involvement
  3. Civic engagement and social action
  4. Intergenerational leadership development
  5. Nutrition, health, and mental health

The Freedom Schools® program fosters environments that support children and young adults (known as “scholars” in the CDF Freedom Schools® program) to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves and in their families, schools, communities, country, and world with hope, education, and action.

The Freedom Schools® programs empower scholars to believe in their ability and responsibility to make a difference while instilling in them a love of reading to help them avoid summer learning loss. The program boosts student motivation to read, generates more positive attitudes toward learning, and connects the needs of children and families to the resources of their communities.


The Freedom Schools® Summer Camp is open to K-6 students in the North Charleston area.

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