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2022 Applications are closed.
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We can always do more together. That's why we grow supportive relationships with one another and practice self care and self love.



The issues you care about most connect to broader systems. You can learn about these systems and build skills to lead change and organize others!



Make a difference in your community. By using what you learn and working together, you can do incredible things. 

One Love Global's Freedom Summer Youth Organizing School is a summer experience for youth ages 12-25 to engage in community organizing and long-term transformative change. Through Freedom Summer, young people who identify as Black or African American are at the table to influence decisions affecting their life right now.


Applications for Freedom Summer 2022 are closed.

**NEW** Pathways Option

Still want to be a part of Freedom Summer? For the first time ever, we are offering one-time sessions for young people ages 12-25 that are short introductions into special topics, such as a history of Black political organizing, radical self love & care, and more..! Learn more and RSVP here.

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Check out highlights from 2021!

Black Background


Organizers formed Freedom Schools in 1964 during the fight for Black voting rights in Mississippi. It was designed to teach popular and civic education so that Black people could develop the knowledge and skills they needed to be active political organizers, voters, and elected officials.


Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) created curriculum that included Black history, civic educations, art, and more, all rooted in the lived experiences of young Black Mississippians.

Freedom Summer paved the way for the 1965 Voting Rights Act and laid the foundation for the electoral-justice and political-organizing efforts in organizing today.

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