Freedom School

LSS STEAM Freedom School

Freedom School

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is hosting the LSS STEAM Freedom School© in North Minneapolis again this summer through a partnership with Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Children will have the opportunity to participate in free summer programming that builds academic skills through high-quality STEM education and summer reading activities. We have many exciting opportunities available within our school. From registering your child in Freedom School © programming to applying for one of our summer job postings, there are many ways to join the Freedom School © movement! 

To learn more, visit the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools © website. You can also check out this video made featuring some of our Freedom School scholars as they talk about the powering potential of our service. 


Registration Process

Thirty LSS STEAM Freedom School © scholars will receive a free, six-week summer program that includes all meals and transportation. Scholars who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible. 

Scholar Registration

To register your child for the LSS STEAM Freedom School ©, please email freedomschool@lssmn.org.

Parent Participation

Parents are asked to attend one parent orientation and six weekly parent engagement nights while Freedom School © is in session.

  • Family Enrollment Night will be held in-person on Thursday, June 20 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Christ River of Life Church in Minneapolis.
  • Parent engagement nights will be held each Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. during the weeks while Freedom School © is in session.  These engagement nights are an important requirement of the program.

Official Dates

June 24 - August 2, 2024


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Christ River of Life Church
2200 Freemont Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411



For questions or more information, please email freedomschool@lssmn.org.