In the News…

July 14, 2016: Follow up story on the 2016 summer camps offered by North Florida Freedom Schools in Leon and Gadsden Counties.


Read the story here.

July 11, 2016: FAMU DRS site director, Ms. Sheila LaBissiere spokewith FSU Headlines’ Nora Bertolaet about North Florida Freedom Schools summer camps.
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June 6, 2016: Alysia Roehrig (Research Director) spoke with FSU Headlines’ Nora Bertolaet about North Florida Freedom Schools summer camps, which aired on WFSU. Listen to the story here.



May 23, 2016: Alysia Roehrig (Research Director) and Mike Mesa (SLI and Learning & Cognition doctoral student) spoke on WTXL news about Freedom Schools. FullSizeRenderOnly about $10K needed now to cover costs for 19 scholars to attend the free summer camp and to provide $500 in matching funds to AmeriCorps for the college age interns who serve as teachers (SLIs)! Give here until 11pm on Friday, May 27: Watch the video.


May 19, 2016: North Florida Freedom Schools Receives $3000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Summer Literacy. general dollarThis local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

“Our team is so excited to receive the support of General Dollar for our Freedom Schools summer camps in Leon and Gadsden counties,” said Alysia Roehrig, North Florida Freedom Schools’ Research Director. “We need the support of the entire community to be able to provide the camps for free to local children.” This support will allow North Florida Freedom Schools to purchase the personal libraries of culturally relevant texts that 30 campers will be able to take home and enjoy forever! Additional donations are still needed to be able to serve all 100 campers with a 6-week camp.

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”


May 13, 2016: Kristal Moore Clemons, Keely Norris, and Kawachi Clemons presented about North Florida Freedom Schools at the Black Brains Matter 2 Summit at the Civic Center in Tallahassee.


May 3, 2016:  Kristal Clemons and Alysia Roehrig were on the local NPR station, WFSU, sharing about North Florida Freedom Schools! Check out the story here!


April 14, 2016: FSU’s Great Give fundraiser FullSizeRenderfeatures North Florida Freedom Schools as the College of Education project! Please consider supporting our efforts by 9pm Friday, April 15. There are different challenges, so consider donating during one of the following windows: great give


April 13, 2016: We made the state news!

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April 12, 2016: Learn more about the history of Freedom Schools and NFFS on our podcast:



March 4, 2016: Thanks to all our supporters during our first SparkFSU fundraising event! Because of you, tonight, we exceeded our initial goal of $4000! Watch for our second Spark campaign later this March at Other giving option can be found on Help to support this effort.



February, 28, 2016: NFFS proudly participated in FAMU and City of Tallahassee’s inaugural Harambee festival at Cascades Park “Inspiring Unity in the Community.” We met some wonderful people who were interested in learning about and supporting NFFS, as well as signing their children up for this summer’s camp! It was an amazing opportunity to share some Harambee music Freedom Schools style and show off numerous culturally relevant books, by African American and Latino authors, from the CDF Freedom Schools integrated reading curriculum.


February 24, 2016: Dr. Kristal Clemons, Assistant Professor and Director of our online Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and Policy, spoke with FAMUNOW about the efforts of the Mississippi Freedom Schools’ female teachers in 1964. Listen at minute 11:30.image


February 2, 2016: Read these stories in the press about the launch of NFFS!


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