Thank you so much for submitting an application for your young Scholars to participate in the 2018 Heart of the City CDF Freedom Schools™ Program!

The Heart of the City CDF Freedom Schools™ program runs from Monday, June 18 – Friday, July 27, 2018. Students who have completed Kindergarten through Fifth grade are eligible for the program.

Freedom School is an intensive reading program designed to assist children in advancing their reading skills and improving academic success; not a Summer Camp experience.  Although Freedom School is free to participants, it is a $1000 investment in your child’s educational future.  Children attending this program are expected to attend on a regular basis.  If you will be gone on vacation or your child is attending other camps during this 6 weeks, please do not register.

Please note, Freedom School funding is based on the outcomes of reading success, attendance and program participation/evaluation.  Poor attendance hurts the future of Freedom School programming and funding.  Children not attending regularly may be asked to leave the program and/or may not be allowed to return in subsequent years.  Your understanding of the importance of the attendance expectations is appreciated.

To register your young Scholar(s), these three forms need to be completed and returned to the program by May 25, 2018.  Assistance with the forms is available at Asbury North UMC and Broad Street UMC.

Child Enrollment Form (one for each child enrolled)

Please download (click the link and then download the PDF from the menu bar) and then print and return the completed forms via email at freedomschool@broadstreetumc.net or via FAX at 614-221-7917.

Forms can also be mailed to the Broad Street UMC address or brought to either site:

HOCF Freedom School

Asbury North United Methodist Church

1586 Clifton Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43203

         — OR —

HOCF Freedom School

Broad Street United Methodist Church

501 E. Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

You will need the following information to complete the registration forms:

  • Basic parent/caregiver information (name(s), address(es), contact information)
  • Emergency contact information for at least one adult who would be contacted in the event that no parents/caregivers are reachable
  • Scholar registration information
    1. School, grade, and reading proficiency level
    2. Extracurriculars
    3. Additional academic programs in which the Scholar may be involved

If you have any questions regarding the application forms or program please feel free to stop by either site or contact Deb Brierly at office@broadstreetumc.net or 614.221.4571 x101.