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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Summer 2020 session: June 15-July 24!

Parents, enrollment for the 2020 Nashville Freedom School session will begin on Saturday, March 2020. We will operate two locations in 2020: Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in North Nashville and Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in South Nashville. 

Parent must print out and bring a completed application and attend a 30-minute orientation in order to enroll your scholar(s). 

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.


We offer summer internships for older high schoolers and college and grad students. Explore our opportunities at NFSP by viewing our Internships page today.

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.

Enroll Your Child

Parents and guardians, learn more about enrolling your children in next summer’s Nashville Freedom Schools session. Visit our Enroll page to the info you need registration fee, deadlines, application forms, and parent orientation requirements.

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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