Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Freedom School

at Highland Renaissance Academy

This summer, Covenant will once again support Freedom School Partners, a summer literacy program for students, through a number of volunteer opportunities. We will partner with Highland Renaissance Academy students and other scholars who will attend the Highland Renaissance Academy site (located at 125 W. Craighead Rd., Charlotte, NC) .
Please contact Covenant volunteer team leaders Kim Robertson, Casey Unger and Sally Harriss with any questions

Serving Freedom School This Summer
See below the different ways you can be involved in this important summer time ministry.  

  1. Chaperone a Field Trip, Serve Dinner at a Parent Meeting, Help with "Finale" Celebration:  We need members to chaperone and assist scholars and their families at various activities throughout the summer.  
  2. GREAT DAY OF DEAR. Please join us at Highland on July 19 to participate in the Great Day of DEAR-----"Drop Everything and Read”. We will read one on one with the scholars. You also can join our scholars each day from 11:30 to noon- as they drop everything and read - to engage the scholar and instill a love of reading!  
  3. BE A SUPPLY SHOPPER. Each week the site coordinator will compile a list of needed supplies. Volunteers receive the list on Wednesday, go shopping and bring the items to Highlands by noon on Friday. These expenses can be reimbursed. 
  4. PROVIDE GIFTS TO THE TEACHER/INTERNS. We send small gifts to each intern at the end of each week. These gifts are usually baked goods, water bottles, paper and pens, ice cream treats or gift cards. Be creative. Gifts should be dropped off at Highland by noon on Friday.  These expenses are not reimbursed. 
  5. AD HOC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Throughout the summer, there will be additional opportunities to help with activities and events, like an ice cream social, a popsicle party and parent meeting meals.