Freedom School 2019


freedom school


In the tradition of popular education and the Freedom Schools of the Civil Rights Movement, Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) will be offering an organizing school for 1 week in Summer 2019 to train aspiring youth leaders in the ideas and skills of social justice. Topics covered will include power and direct action; racism, classism, and sexism; public education; and an organizing skill share.

Freedom School 2019 will run from July 15th through July 19th. We will be staying in the dorms at UW-Milwaukee. 

All Milwaukee and Racine high school students from YES chapters are encouraged to apply. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate and attend a closing retreat.

To apply, please fill out the form below. All students who sign up will receive and need to complete a separate printed permission slip with their parents. 

We have started the application process for Freedom School 2019

If you want to receive updates about Freedom School then contact our YES Organizer, Elliott Magers, at

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