Classes

Detroit Independent Freedom School: Fall Semester

November 23 - December 14 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A free, African-centered educational experience for children and families, the Detroit Independent Freedom School (DIFS) mobilizes volunteers and resources, clearing the way for an independent Freedom Schools movement in Detroit, while simultaneously cultivating strength and a sense of self-determination within its participants and within the community at-large.

DIFS session has two areas of emphasis: (1) tutoring in core subjects and skills, and (2) engagement in educational activities that are inspiring and culturally enriching, pushing students to achieve their full potential.

School Dates & Curriculum

  • Saturday, November 23 - 11 AM to 1 PM - "Let's Become Great Storytellers!" Ms. Jackie Bell
  • Saturday, November 30 - 11 AM to 1 PM - "Let's Review the Kwanzaa Principles" Ms. Zeynabou Toure
  • Saturday, December 7 - 11 AM to 1 PM - "Let's Prepare Our Kwanzaa Performance, Part 1" Ms. Zeynabou Toure
  • Saturday, December 14 - 11 AM to 1 PM - "Let's Prepare Our Kwanzaa Performance, Part 2" Ms. Zeynabou Toure

Children participating in DIFS will perform in the Kwanzaa program held at The Wright on January 1, 2020.

Detroit Independent Freedom School at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History creates free, African-centered educational experiences for children and families! Want to register your child, become a DIFS volunteer, or open a DIFS site at your church or community center?

For more info on registration, contact Kristian Waterman at (313) 494-5830.

To learn more about DIFS, visit http://freedomschools.info/