Freedom School: Apply to be a Servant Leader Intern

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Freedom Schools®’ paid Servant Leader Interns facilitate a literacy rich curriculum during the mornings and lead/chaperone STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities and field trips in the afternoons with rising K-5th grade scholars.  Interns also help serve breakfast, snack, and lunch.  Attendance at several parent meetings during the summer, typically on weeknights, is expected.

SLIs receive 2 weeks of national and local training in May/June, then Freedom School is in session for 6 weeks in the summer, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. All expenses related to travel and training are paid by Welcome Table Inc., a Freedom Schools® partner.


  • Serve as energetic leaders during Harambee’, the morning gathering.
  • Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of ten scholars for 6 weeks.
  • Serve as leaders of afternoon STEAM activities and other special events and chaperone field trips.
  • Collaborate with the program staff to establish and maintain a positive, supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.
  • Maintain health and safety standards & accurate records relating to attendance, assessment and first aid.
  • Set-up, maintain and breakdown classroom space.


At least 19 years old, enrolled in college and completed at least 1 year of undergraduate studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or college graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at Freedom School Austin.

About Freedom Schools®

Founded in 1995 by the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools® program is a direct service initiative which provides summer options for scholars while strengthening parent and community involvement in the year-round achievement of scholars.  Freedom Schools® serve rising K-5th grade scholars for six weeks teaching integrate reading, STEAM activities, conflict resolution, and social action in an activity-based curriculum that promotes social, cultural, and historical awareness.

Built around the theme “I Can Make a Difference in Myself, My Family, My Community, My Country and My World with Hope, Action and Education,” Freedom Schools® provide a literacy-rich, culturally-inspiring curriculum in which scholars learn to love to read and explore STEAM activities.  Using multicultural role models, community guests who share personal stories of making a difference, cooperative games, and activities for critical thinking, the children gain confidence and skills to strengthen their school-year performance.

Application Instructions:

To apply please send a cover letter and resume, to Freedom School Austin.

Walk to Jerusalem Update – We’ve Made it to Gabes, Tunisia!




The East Austin Wellness Center is pleased to announce that we’ve “walked” a total of  2,420 miles on our Walk to Jerusalem over the past two weeks, making it to Fes, Morocco in our first week and all the way to Gabes, Tunisia this week!

If you have the chance, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Gabes, reading the Wikipedia entry here. You’re encouraged to reflect on and pray for this part of the world during your exercise this week.

Gabes Prayer Needs:

  • The city’s fast-growing number of chemical factories has resulted in a serious pollution and health problem, both in the area and in the Gulf of Gabes. The government is working on new programs and laws to decrease the amount of pollution. Please pray for them in this important effort.
  • Poverty and unemployment are on the rise, and the city is seeing a lot of social unrest resulting in violent protests involving unemployed residents and the police. Please pray for peace, love, guidance and support for all involved in these issues.

Additionally, below is this week’s devotion that you are welcome to reflect on and even discuss if you choose to exercise with others.

Visitors along the road:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23.
When we think of visitors along the road, the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10 naturally comes to mind. We can all somehow relate to that story. The Good Samaritan actually stopped to help the hurting person while others ignored the hurting person. How often can we say that we have walked past a hurting person? How often have we helped a hurting person? The person may not even be a stranger. The excuses are many. To help the hurting person means stepping out of our comfort zone, rearranging plans and yes, showing and living the fruits of the Spirit which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This week as you walk you may not see a physically hurting person, but ask God to help you see others as He sees them. If we are willing, He will show us the hurting of this world and fill us with His compassion and love.
Questions to ponder: 
Have you ever unexpectedly and spontaneously helped a stranger?
How did you feel?
Think about hurting people you know. As you walk this week pray for
those hurting ones. Does God want you to take some action?
Thank you all for your participation! Don’t forget to track your miles at by noon each Friday. Remember that every 20 minutes of physical activity equals 1 mile!
The East Austin Wellness Center