As a new church development nearly 25 years ago, Liberty Community Church listened to the voices of young people in their community to develop programs that would improve their sense of safety and hope for the future. A survey conducted by two teenagers and community forums with families and neighbors set in motion an evolving and expanding set of services: youth drop-in services, a Freedom school in the summer, afterschool and youth programs focused on academics, arts enrichment, financial literacy, and college enrollment. View the testimonies of the leaders of Liberty and their 21st Century Academy as they tell the story of their work to “close the school to prison pipeline,” and pave a path to advanced education and financial opportunity.
This video in the second in a three-part video series. You can watch the first video here.