Birmingham Jumpstart, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. As a grassroots organization, our mission is to serve the local community by providing learning curriculums that will improve and enhance the academic skills of our adult neighbors.
Our beginner literacy curriculum builds off the foundational work of Laubach. His teaching methods have taught millions of people to read. Additionally, our literacy curriculum is ESL, (English as a Second Language), friendly. Click to learn more about Frank Charles Laubach.
More advanced learners take the TABE test to access their grade placement. Following the test, they are given a personalized curriculum, (under Alabama state education standards,) and begin preparation for the GED.
Our GED program prepares students for their High School exit exam. Our classes provide study materials, test-taking strategies, and practice tests. Scholarships are available to provide funds to take the GED test.
Currently, Alabama is ranked 50th in education. Our state's lack of education negatively influences our community. Lower education rates create higher probabilities for crime, depression, and recidivism. Birmingham Jumpstart's goal is to foster an empowering, education-based community for our city. By investing in people we hope to create a better, more vibrant community for everyone.
We are offering weekly classes every Monday & Tuesday night, and twice on Thursdays. All adult classes are available at no charge and are open to the public.
Birmingham Jumpstart understands the importance, freedom, and power of adults obtaining an education. By donating time or monetary funds, you are empowering a person to reach their goals. Perhaps it is an adult learner being able to read their prescription or a book, or giving a young adult a second chance at obtaining their GED for trade-school or continuing education, or an immigrant learning English with an end goal of citizenship. Whoever comes to us for aid in academics will receive our undivided attention.
Education is a human right! Join us to help eradicate adult illiteracy and improve education in Birmingham, Alabama.
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