Pleasant Hope Baptist Church has been the home of Orita's Cross Freedom School since its inception in 2012. "Orita" is a West African Yoruba word that means "where the ways come together." At Orita's Cross Freedom School, young people experience an African-centered learning environment that centers African history, celebrates our heritage and uplifts the Black experience.
The young people are also given opportunities to participate in hands-on workshops which teach skills like sewing, herbalism, gardening, culinary skills and so much more!
Our next Freedom School session is on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday - Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9AM - 1PM.