freedom schoolsApplications for the 2017 CDF Freedom Schools® Program, an initiative of the Children's Defense Fund, are being accepted through Friday, March 24. The CDF Freedom Schools Program provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Currently enrolled Osseo Area Schools students who have completed grades K-7 are eligible to apply.

The summer program runs from June 19-July 27, hosted at Fair Oaks Elementary. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays (excluding July 4). 

Application deadline is Friday, March 24. (Update: as of 3/27, spaces are still available.) 

Apply online here.

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