Registration for Birmingham-area, community-based summer learning programs continuing

Local News
July 04 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — With just a few weeks left before summer begins, several Birmingham-area summer learning programs are still accepting applications.

These summer learning programs are supported by the Birmingham-based Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) network. SAIL programs blend elements of traditional schools and summer camps to produce academic growth as students enjoy traditional summer camp activities.

Available program opportunities range from sports-themed curricula incorporating swimming, baseball and volleyball, to drama-focused classes and faith-based classes. Each program will emphasize reading and math enrichment. Programs still accepting students include:

  • Active Learning (Titusville)

Contact: Percy Jones,, 205-492-1152

  • American Baseball Foundation West – Rickwood Field

Contact: Casey Grammer,, 205-558-4235

  • Breakthrough Birmingham (Virtual)

Contact: Mariohn Michel,, 305-484-3044

  • Camp Bethel (North Birmingham)

Contact: Norman Dixon,

  • Camp Level Up (Adamsville/Minor)

Contact: Keandra Simmons,, 205-677-5254

  • Greater Shiloh (West Birmingham)

Contact: Janice Kelsey,, 205-925-9750,

  • Kingdom Kids (Huffman)

Contact: Carolyn Wheeler,, 205-598-0525

  • NAME Summer Enrichment at Nichols Temple AME Church in Ensley

Contact: Rene Grant,, 205-786-1642

  • RISE – Literacy Council of Central Alabama (Walker County)

Contact: Chandra Rice,, 205-265-0597

For an interactive map of these programs along with registration details, please visit this interactive map.

Formed in 2012, SAIL facilitates assessments, peer learning and funding opportunities for summer learning programs to ensure high-quality summer learning programs thrive across the state. This summer, SAIL is supporting 48 programs at 60 locations across 15 Alabama counties, including Birmingham, the Black Belt, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville/Madison County areas.

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