The Meridian Freedom Project is gearing up for its summer camp to keep students engaged in learning throughout the summer.
“This program was reminded to wake up the masses and remind them of those freedom schools that we’ve had back in 1964, to remind them we have people that are all over this world who want to come to this community because they believe in our students;they believe in Meridian and they believe in mentoring.” Said Adrian Cross, director of operations.
Not only will students learn in classrooms, but also participate in distant learning.
“We’re taking them to Selma, Alabama and Birmingham, Alabama to learn about the civil rights movement there, and our eighth and ninth graders will have an opportunity to attend Memphis, Tennessee where we learn about the civil rights impact in those areas, and followed by that freedom fellows will have an opportunity to attend a one week college trip to the Mississippi State University for college inclusion and immersion.” Said Adrian Cross, director of operations.
Cross says before the camp is over, students will develop several discipline skills.
“We try to make sure our students are aware of the seven habits of highly effective teens, we try to make sure that we inject that into our lessons here as well as our personal teachings. We offer several services to our students here.” Said Adrian Cross, director of operations.