Summer Adventures In Learning

Summer adventures in learning (S.A.I.L.)

Advancing Education

June 5 - July 14

The Summer Learning program works with struggling students in grades 3-5 that need extra help. For six weeks, students will participate in math and reading activities each morning.  Campers will have a great time gaining skills in reading and math that will help them when school begins again in August. Better Basic’s expert teachers work with small groups of students on reading and math activities that are proven to stop summer slide. These fun, hands-on activities feel like summer camp and not like summer school. 
 
Summer Adventures in Learning is a partnership of 11 area funders. The YMCA of Greater Birmingham was one of 32 nonprofit organizations that received grants to help prevent learning loss, offer chances to explore new interests and skills and close the achievement gap for low-income children. Summer Adventures in Learning was developed as part of an action plan to respond to a survey of 37 Birmingham area summer programs, conducted by the National Summer Learning Association in 2011. Through this important partnership, funders committed to use a joint application process for nonprofit organizations wishing to receive grant support to enhance or add consistent academic components to summer youth programs. 
 
The SAIL partners for 2017 grant cycle are: Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Alabama Power Foundation, The Belk Foundation, The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County, Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation, The Junior League of Birmingham, Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation, PARCA (Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama), Regions Bank and the United Way of Central Alabama.
 
For dates, times, costs and other information, please contact the Childcare Director at your preferred YMCA of Greater Birmingham branch.
 
Alabaster
Briana Williams   |   358.9738
 
Northeast 
Micah Hudson   |   833.7616
 
Pelham 
Sydney Fant   |   664.9622
 
Shades Valley 
Alisha Carroll   |   803.1811
 
Youth Center 
Toniece Evans | 324.1643

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