Freedom Arts & Education Center is a youth empowerment organization. We provide relevant arts education all throughout the St. Louis area, but spend most of our time making art, doing homework, and learning life skills with a group of young people living in northwest St. Louis City. The mission of Freedom Arts & Education Center is to empower young people to become the highly creative, literate, passionate, independent thinkers they are capable of becoming. Since 2012, we have been providing arts education, academic tutoring, mentoring, and leadership training to the underserved youth of St. Louis to inspire them to realize and utilize their God-given talents and worth.
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Art & Academic Workshops
These interactive seminars provide students of all backgrounds with unique and meaningful learning opportunities combining arts and academics. Our workshops are contracted by over 40 schools, libraries, and youth centers all over the St. Louis region.
From beautifying our streets and uplifting our community, to improving life skills and creative abilities, we shape our stories and determine our destiny. Create Days make space and gather resources for ongoing individual works, collaborative projects, and exposure trips.
We are thankful to continue the work over the summer when the norm in education is to take a long break. During the summer months we provide multiple week-long camps and our annual Freedom Arts Expo.
This program provides our scholars from the westside of St. Louis with a safe space to learn, create, and grow after they leave school for the day. The structured enrichment and tutoring equips and empowers our scholars to reach academic, artistic, and behavioral goals.
Freedom Readers strengthens the literacy skills of young people living in impoverished areas by developing a library of highly engaging, developmentally appropriate, and culturally relevant books.
Tembea Haki means “walk righteous” in Swahili and we believe that righteous living is key to healing and wholeness. By building a community of unity and faith, we learn together how to find our hope and purpose in our Creator.
We wake up to the realities of life and find ways to rise above. We learn discernment and the ability to make wise choices. We mature emotionally and spiritually.