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Literacy for Freedom Mentorship Group (Grades 7th-12th)

Dates of operation: November 2020- June 2021

The Literacy for Freedom Mentorship Group is designed to support African American males socially and academically, using critical and media literacy as strategies in collaborative settings that help to strengthen identity and to build a knowledge base that will help combat systemic racism.

Example Group Topics

  • Hip Hop Culture
  • Combating Microaggressions
  • Racial Bias
  • African American male leaders in history
  • Identity as African American males in America
  • Combating systemic racism

Group Expectations

  • Attend whole group meetings twice per month on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 (if participating in whole group)
    • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month until June starting in November
      • First meeting is November 4th at 3:30
    • Individual check ins for each participant via phone conference or online platform
    • 1 on 1 mentorship
  • Discuss short/long term academic goals/post-secondary options
    • Google surveys for weekly progress on academics
    • Scheduled check ins/ 30 minute tutor sessions by appointment as needed
  • Read books independently to acquire more knowledge and improve literacy skills
  • Aim for proficiency or better on all academic work
    • G.P.A
  • Stay on track for high school graduation
    • Credit checks
    • Graduation requirements met in course work
  • Commitment to striving for excellence in/out of the classroom
    • Community service
    • Social gatherings (TBD due to COVID)

If you are interested in your scholar participating, please fill out the form below and click submit. ​The group will be capped at 20 students where you will be notified if we have reached capacity.

    I would like my scholar to participate in whole group meetings:

    I would like my scholar to have 1 on 1 virtual/phone conference meetings:


    Literacy for Freedom adheres to a strict policy of confidentiality. No employee, volunteer, board member, or agent doing business with Literacy for Freedom shall disclose confidential information gained by reason of their position or business with Literacy for Freedom. Such confidential information shall also not be used for personal gain or benefit. Matters concerning clientele and properties will be discussed only with Literacy for Freedom staff, volunteers and board members.