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

Dates of operation: October 2021- June 2022

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
  • Navigating systemic racism
  • Black History 
  • Identity as African American males in America
  • Academic Goal Setting
  • Mental Health

Group Expectations

  • Attend whole group meetings once per month on Saturdays from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at The Depot Coffee House in Hopkins, MN. (Group meetings subject to change based on COVID-19)
  • Discuss short/long term academic goals/post-secondary options
  • Participate in group discussions on various topics
  • Read books independently to acquire more knowledge and improve literacy skills
    • Track books completed
    • Book talks
  • Aim for proficiency or better on all academic work
    • 3.0 GPA 
  • Stay on track for high school graduation
    • Frequent credit checks
    • Complete all graduation requirements
  • Commitment to striving for excellence in/out of the classroom
    • Community service
    • Social gatherings (TBD due to COVID)
    • College Tours

If you are interested in your scholar participating, please fill out the form below and click submit. ​The group will be capped at 10 scholars where you will be notified if we have reached capacity. 

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    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.