What is Freedom School?

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School is a national summer literacy program. Success in Challenges hosts the program in North Long Beach every summer for local school children.

Freedom School empowers youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and the world with hope, education, and action.

The CDF Freedom Schools program enhances children’s motivation to read and makes them feel good about learning. At the same time, the program connects families to the right resources in their communities. Freedom School students engage in a research-based, multicultural Integrated Reading Curriculum that supports them and their families through five essential components:

  1. High-quality academic enrichment
  2. Parent and family development
  3. Civic engagement and social action
  4. Intergenerational servant leadership development
  5. Nutrition, health and mental health

Students also receive two nutritious meals and a snack daily, as well as a book each week to build their home libraries.

How do I bid in an auction?

You must enter your name and email to create an account to start bidding.

How do I win an auction?

After the auction closes at noon on Tuesday, June 22nd, the highest bidder for each auction basket will be declared the winner. The winner will be notified via email.

How do I get my auction basket?

Winners can come by the Success in Challenges office to pick up their auction baskets.

When will I pay for my auction basket?

Winners will be charged after the auction closes on Tuesday, June 22nd.

Can I bid on multiple auction baskets?

Yes, you can! Bidding on multiple baskets will give you a higher chance of winning.