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Mathnasium Math Tutoring Pilot

Freedom City

Award Date: August 18, 2022
Awarded: $40,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

The mission of Freedom City is to remove barriers and provide support for students and families to help them reach their potential. Freedom City was founded in 2019 to address an immediate need at F.D. Moon Middle School where 94% of the students failed the state reading and math exams, 27% of students were suspended every year, and many students had poor social and emotional skills. The Mathnasium curriculum is extremely valuable to students who are struggling with mathematics. The students that have been selected for this pilot program at F.D. Moon and Millwood Middle Schools have been identified as most at-risk of failing the state exams. The curriculum works especially well for students who struggle to connect with math and to understand how these figures on a page could possibly be relevant to the concrete realities of their own lives. Freedom City has observed this phenomenon especially in their students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who might have a more practical perspective on life than the average student.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.