The Junior League of Birmingham believes that all individuals deserve a quality education and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their potential and be fully developed, productive individuals. We believe success in school depends upon emotional, physical, social, and intellectual readiness to learn. The Junior League of Birmingham, therefore, is committed to developing, implementing, and supporting initiatives that address and accomplish the following:

School Readiness – Improve the educational readiness and the first learning experiences of young children (ages 0-5 yrs).

  • Birmingham Public Library - Family Place Library
  • St. Luke's - Preschool Partners

Women and Children’s Literacy – Promote and improve literacy among women and children.

  • Better Basics - Birmingham Reads
  • JLB / United Way of Central Alabama - Imagination Library

Success in School – Prepare elementary students to succeed in later grades and, subsequently, graduate from high school.

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens Can You Dig It?
  • Birmingham Children’s Theatre From Page to Stage – Readers’ Theatre
  • Birmingham Zoo, Inc The EcoGarden
  • College Admissions Made Possible CAMP
  • Girls, Inc. Mother-Daughter Connection
  • Girls, Inc. Teen Leadership
  • McWane Science Center RACE - Animation*
  • SAIL - Summer Adventures in Learning
  • United Way of Central Alabama Early Learning Enhancement/ Success By 6
  • Vulcan Park and Museum Learning Adventures Field Trip
  • Youth Leadership Forum YLF Logistics Committee

The Junior League of Birmingham has dedicated 116 volunteers and $100,735 to these projects. (New*)