Freedom School bake sale benefits literacy camp

Nikta Mansouri

The Freedom School bake sale committee hosted its first bake sale of the year May 3 in hopes that they can raise enough money to buy the camp new books for the summer.

The Freedom School is a summer reading enrichment camp for underprivileged children hosted at different schools. The program’s mission is to get children interested in learning so that they will eventually pursue a better direction in their academic careers.

Lauren Sonnenberg ’14, Garrett Cayton ’14, Katie Jones ’15, Carly Berger ’15, Rachel Persky ’15 and Shelby Weiss ’16 are on the Teen Board of Steven S. Wise Freedom School.

“We participated in Freedom School last summer for a few weeks each,” committee member Sloane Chmara ’15 said. “It was a great way to get community service, but it also just felt so rewarding to see the kids grow. You form bonds over education and playtime which is super fun as well as gratifying.”