Save the 2021 date!

Nashville Freedom Schools next summer session will be Mon., June 14—Fri., July 23 at Gordon Memorial Church in North Nashville and Watson Grove Church in South Nashville. For more information, to donate or volunteer, email us at info@nashvillefreedomschools.org.

Every Child Is Born Great!

The Nashville Freedom School Partnership© helps elevate the reading abilities, sense of personal and cultural pride, and community involvement among children and youth in grades K-12. Developed by the Children’s Defense Fund, our summer academies and after-school programming are specially designed for at-risk families of color. Tuition, curriculum, books, and meals are free for families.

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Our Mission Statement

The Nashville Freedom School Partnership unites community partners and young-adult mentors to teach literacy and life skills that instill cultural pride, self-assurance, and active citizenship among marginalized children and youth of color to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

Start Here!

We encourage everyone to visit our Start Here page. Whether this is the first time you’re visiting our website — welcome! — or you need a refresher. We explain who we are, what we do, and most importantly, why we do it.

Explore Our School

Eager to get a sense for how we run things? Visit our Explore page. We’ll show you a typical day at Nashville Freedom Schools©, preview some of our curricula, and discuss our student evaluation process.

Get Involved

Want to get involved in Nashville Freedom Schools©? Great! We welcome adult volunteers from all ages and experiences. Learn how you can help the next generation claim their talent and greatness. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.

Donate Today

Nashville Freedom Schools© is a nonprofit organization, and we charge no tuition for families who need us. We depend on donors like you to help boost literacy and self-respect in our scholars. Visit our Donate page to learn how you can contribute, help raise awareness, and support our mission.

Help us empower, educate, and inspire teens and children

Your contribution will help keep Nashville Freedom School Partnership© alive and thriving, and ensure we can continue to provide essential summer programming for Nashville's next generation!

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