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

  1. DONATE AFTERNOON SNACKS. Click here to sign up
  2. HARAMBEE. Each morning the scholars begin their day with a morning “pep rally” known as Harambee. A guest from the community will read a book to all scholars during this time. It is a fantastic way to start your day. Contact Sally Harriss to sign up. 
  3. 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. Look for sign-ups via Volunteer Hub soon to express interest. 
  4. GREAT DAY OF DEAR. Please join Nikki Zimmermann at Highland on July 20 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! Look for sign-ups via Volunteer Hub to express interest.
  5. BE A SUPPLY SHOPPER. Each week the site coordinator will compile a list of needed supplies. Volunteers with get the list on Wednesday, go shopping and bring the items to Highland on Friday. These expenses can be reimbursed. Click here to sign up. 
  6. PROVIDE GIFTS TO THE TEACHER/INTERNS. We send small gifts to each intern every Friday. These gifts are usually baked goods, water bottles, paper and pens, ice cream treats or gift cards. Be creative. These expenses are not reimbursed. Click here to sign up
  7. 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. Click here to sign up as these opportunities arise.

Questions? Contact Kim Robertson.

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