Chicago Freedom School

September 2nd, 2008


Most Chicago teens spend their summer vacations lounging on the beach or hanging out with friends.  Some are lucky enough to find temporary jobs and earn extra money for the school year.But few teens would consider spending their vacation inside a classroom doing research.The Chicago Freedom School isn’t like other schools.  Teen fellows from around the city learn leadership skills and community organizing strategies.  With the guidance of staff members, fellows choose an independent project on a social issue affecting their community.  This fall, they will return to their high schools and neighborhoods with new tools they can use as positive forces for change.On this episode of Community, Media and You, we’ll hear how some teens spent their summer vacations from two Chicago Freedom School fellows, Alexandra Pate and Sandra Gonzalez.  We will also hear from the school’s youth organizer, Hilda Franco.

One Response to “Chicago Freedom School”

  1. Kay Says:

    It is so AWESOME to see youth in our community profiled for some of the excellent work that they do. Keep on changing the world CFS- one youth at a time!

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