Charity for Sept. 2-8: Freedom Arts and Education Center

Charity for Sept. 2-8: Freedom Arts and Education Center

Freedom Arts & Education Center is a youth empowerment organization. We provide quality and diverse arts education all throughout the St. Louis area, but spend most of our time making art, completing schoolwork, and doing life with a group of young people living in the north and west sides of St. Louis. 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, and mentoring to the youth of St. Louis to inspire them to realize and utilize their God-given talents and worth.

The Freedom Arts team is diverse in strengths, creative in execution, and unified in mission. We are artists and educators who create, teach, perform, and build. We are committed to showing up, pouring out, and constantly reflecting on and refining our efforts. We are highly trained and deeply dedicated to seeing equity and quality in the arts and academics for all students, specifically those from systemically under-resourced communities. We believe all children can advance when given equal opportunity. We work with, not for, our youth scholar-artists, and are committed to us all becoming highly creative, literate, passionate, independent thinkers who thrive in living in genuine community. We will continue to do our part in doing justice and creating equity in St. Louis, and invite everyone to join us in this crucial work by donating their time, talents, and treasures.