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.

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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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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Schoolwide Enrichment

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Schoolwide Enrichment

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