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:
- Whiz Kidz (elementary), Monday from 4:00-7:00pm and Wednesday from 2:30-5:30pm
- Discovery (middle school), Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-7:00pm
- Journey (high school), Monday from 3:00-6:00pm at the Freedom Blend Coffee shop
“I love volunteering for Freedom because it gives me a chance to serve right here where I live. I get to see the kids we work with at the grocery store and the local park. Jesus tells us to make disciples, and with Freedom for Youth I can share the Gospel in my ‘Jerusalem.’” – Emily, Volunteer