Alcorn State Partners With Children’s Defense Fund to Boost Literacy in Mississippi
Alcorn State University is partnering with the Children’s Defense Fund to offer a six-week program to enhance the literacy skills of 50 students between kindergarten and 12th grade.
Using a successful national model, the Alcorn Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School will give priority to students from Southwestern Mississippi. From June 18 to July 27, this free program will improve reading skills, generate more positive learning attitudes and boost students’ self esteem.
Alcorn President M. Christopher Brown II welcomes the summer enrichment program as part of his strategic initiatives.
“The Alcorn Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School will enrich the lives of students living near us,” Brown said. “While providing them with skills that will help improve their academic performances, this experience will further expose them to the importance of higher education and help them envision themselves earning college degrees.”
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