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Listen: Summer at Freedom School Sounds Like This


During the recent civil unrest in the City – following the death of Freddie Gray, at the hands of police – Baltimore’s youth saw, heard and felt many things: anger, sadness, fear – and hope for change.

At William Pinderhughes Elementary Middle School, a group of middle-graders in our Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools® summer enrichment program wanted to put their feelings into words.

Working with Kariz Kids Youth Enrichment Services, our partner providing music production instruction, the students used music as a form of social action, producing this moving song.

“This epitomizes why we do what we do at Elev8 Baltimore,” said Alex Warrick Adams, director of Elev8 Baltimore. “We know it’s critically important to give our young people a voice. They have something to say, and we need to be able to hear it.”

Listen to their words here. Prepare to be moved.

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