ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Claflin University’s Freedom School is holding a summer reading program for third through eighth graders. 

From field trips to participating in plays the program is designed to promote multi cultural learning, reading and creative activities.

Nathan Chaplin, project director for Freedom School programs says, "Statistics shows that it does lessen the likelihood of learning loss and reading loss  throughout the school year. So it’s like an extension of the classroom that takes place in the summer and it’s very important because it helps to build their confidence in reading, reading comprehension, it helps with their public speaking."

The program is currently at capacity but there is a waiting list and the camp concludes on July 26th