Literacy for Freedom was created in the fall of 2019 by Family Engagement Specialist Keenan Jones of Wayzata Public Schools located in Plymouth, MN. It is a new 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization for Black boys in grades 5-12. Literacy for Freedom seeks to dramatically improve academic and life outcomes for Black boys in the Twin Cities area.
Our schools in America educate one-third of the country’s Black male students. Many of these scholars do well in school and go on to important leadership positions in their chosen fields. They make great contributions to the country, raise and support families, and serve as role models to their communities.
Unfortunately, many Black males don’t reach their full potential in our schools or society. There is no question that our education system must vastly improve in order for these intelligent minds to succeed in college, careers, and life. LF is up to that challenge, willing to reverse the negative trends in order to improve the quality of life and future opportunities for Black males.
Hopkins Black Male Summit May 2022
Minneapolis College Tour in February 2022