The inner-city Des Moines Freedom Center, established in 2006, contains nine buildings. The 6-acre campus includes a backyard with a basketball court, a large kitchen, computer lab, wood shop, activity center, art studio, welding shop, bike shop, and more.

The following after school programs are offered for K-12th grade students for the 2018 - 2019 school year:

  • Whiz Kidz (elementary), Monday from 3:00-6:30pm and Wednesday from 1:30-5:00pm
  • Discovery (middle school), Thursday from 3:30-5:30 (Spring 2019 Semester)
  • Journey (high school), Monday from 4:00-6:30pm at the Freedom Blend Coffee shop

For more information about the Des Moines Freedom Center, please contact

“Jesus tells us ‘…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’. ?There is No better way to apply what I say I believe than to get plugged in at Freedom For Youth. ?The rewards are immense.” - Cary, Volunteer