Programs

Better Basics provides literacy intervention and enrichment programs for elementary- and middle- school students throughout Alabama. Our programs empower our community’s youth, helping children learn to read, comprehend, retain and, ultimately, learn – increasing confidence levels, infusing literature into children’s homes and exposing kids to multi-cultural arts and enrichment programs.

30-A-Day

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30-A-Day

Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids. This summer, Better Basics […]
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Schoolwide Enrichment

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Schoolwide Enrichment

Schoolwide Enrichment enhances the classroom experience with educational and cultural presentations.
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Reading Intervention

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Reading Intervention

The Reading Intervention program works with struggling students to improve their reading and comprehension skills by providing individual attention in a small group format from a qualified teacher.
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Ready 2 Read / Wise Words

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Ready 2 Read / Wise Words

Our second-grade programs inspire students to read for pleasure by providing a library of high-interest books for classroom use.
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Program Partners

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Program Partners

Better Basics partners with community funders who are interested in supporting literacy programs for elementary-age children throughout the state of Alabama.  Our work to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families through intervention and enrichment programs would not be possible without these wonderful partnerships.  The following video highlights the ways […]
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Better Basics’ newest program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, helps parents in low income areas by giving them the tools to help start their child on the path to life-long learning.  Better Basics partners with the United Way of Central Alabama and the Junior League of Birmingham to do something simple and powerful for our community […]
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MORE

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MORE

The MORE program encourages fourth-grade students to read for pleasure by providing students access to a library of fifty-five age-appropriate books for classroom use and awarding prize books and incentives.
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Birmingham Reads

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Birmingham Reads

Birmingham Reads is a city-wide celebration of reading that provides thousands of books to students each year.
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Summer Learning

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Summer Learning

Better Basics delivers high-quality reading and math enrichment programming during the summer months.
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HOPE After-School

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HOPE After-School

Better Basics currently operates three all-encompassing afterschool centers that are safe havens that allow children to explore their interests, express themselves artistically, receive extra academic support, enjoy healthy snacks and exercise daily.
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