Freire Charter School Celebrates College Acceptance With Parade Through Center City

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Nearly 100 Freire graduating seniors take to the streets in Senior College Parade through Center City carrying signs indicating the college or university they will attend in the fall.

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Many of our 2014 graduates have overcome tremendous obstacles in their lives, and for some, they will be the first in their families to attend college.

Freire Charter School, a public charter school since 1999 that has been unlocking the potential of some of Philadelphia’s most underserved youth, today announced that it will hold its Second Annual Senior College Parade through the downtown streets of Center City, Philadelphia. Approximately 100 Freire seniors will wear colorful matching T-shirts and, while holding posters of the colleges and universities they will attend in the fall, will march in celebration to Freire’s middle school campus for a pep rally.

The Second Annual Senior College Parade will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Freire Charter School High School, 2027 Chestnut Street, proceed to Broad Street, then north through City Hall courtyard, and then east to Market Street. The Parade will conclude at Freire Charter School Middle School at 1026 Market Street.

“We are so proud of our graduating seniors and grateful for this opportunity to join them in celebrating their acceptance to college,” said Kelly Davenport, Head of School at Freire Charter School. “Many of our 2014 graduates have overcome tremendous obstacles in their lives, and for some, they will be the first in their families to attend college. This is an incredible achievement and they deserve every bit of recognition for their hard work and commitment.”

The entire high school staff will join the graduating seniors, also wearing colorful matching T-shirts, and line the parade route at various intersections. Pedestrians and motorists will be encouraged to cheer and honk for the graduating seniors.

Freire’s graduating class of 2014 will be attending the following colleges and universities:

Albright College
Bard College
Barnard College
Bloomsburg University
Cabrini College
Cheyney University
Clark Atlanta University
Community College of Philadelphia
Connecticut College
Delaware County Community College
Delaware State University
Denison University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jean Madeline Cosmetology School
Kutztown University
La Salle University
Lincoln University
Lock Haven University
Lycoming College
Mansfield University
Millersville University
Neumann University
Pennsylvania State University
Saint Joseph’s University
Shippensburg University
Spelman College
Temple University
West Chester University

About Freire Charter School
Since its inception in 1999, Freire Charter School has been unlocking the potential of some of Philadelphia’s most underserved youth. Freire’s unique marriage of rigorous academics, self-discovery, and creating programming – all in a safe and supportive environment – create a community where young people truly thrive.

Freire is consistently ranked as one of the top public schools in the City of Philadelphia and is the winner of local, state, and national awards for academic excellence. Exclusively college preparatory, Freire defies statistics and stereotypes in serving a student population that is over 80% low-income and then sending more than 90% of its students to college.

Freire proudly educates students in two Center City, Philadelphia, campuses, a high school at 2027 Chestnut Street and a middle school at 1026 Market Street. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or visit our website at http://www.freirecharterschool.org.

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