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LOS ANGELES — At a time when summer school and learning programs are losing funding and being cut, Freedom School — a summer learning program — is thriving, enriching kids lives in Southern Los Angeles with its reading, history, nutrition and even yoga curriculum.

Born out of the Civil Rights era, when teaching poor Blacks meant supplementing reading, writing and arithmetic, the six-week-long program’s goal is to re-invent summer school for kids who lack options when school is not in session.

“We have to go back and kind of shore up the things that are not being done within our schools,” according to Aaron Burleson, Manager of the Freedom school.

Read more at The Grio.


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