K-12 After School Programming

Funds would benefit programs that allow our students to work with K-12 schools in after-school programming, including the following:

  • Swim to the Top: The goal of Swim to the Top is to provide effective swim instruction during the summer, with the objective of making children between the ages of 4 and 14 proficient survival swimmers.
  • Family STEM Night at Woodland Forrest Elementary School: Pre-service teachers develop interactive stations that are conducted during the event. Teachers also create STEM/Science stations.
  • Family Literacy Night at Southview Elementary School: University of Alabama pre-service teachers share information regarding famous authors, science fair style and strategies for reading at home. All children in attendance receive a free, age-appropriate book. Families and children also have the opportunity to engage with a green screen and virtual reality goggles to picture themselves in famous literary backgrounds, as well as utilize iPad and Chromebook applications provided by UA’s Innovation Teaching and Technology Lab.
  • SERF (Social Emotional Reading Family): A collaboration that provides preschool-age children attending the Tuscaloosa YMCA summer program with targeted social/emotional and literacy programming to boost their skills prior to starting kindergarten.
  • Bright Minds Volunteer Reading Program: Pre-service teachers complete practicum placements in local public preschools, elementary schools and community-based childcare programs for children ranging from infancy to third grade. These college students visit classrooms weekly, and in addition to completing course assignments, the pre-service teachers read aloud to whole classes, small groups and individual children with books.

College students help kids with art

College students help kids find books to read.

Capstone Education Society Board Match
The Capstone Education Society has generously offered to match dollar for dollar the first $2,000 in gifts to the College of Education.
$2,000 MATCHED
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the largest amount of dollars during Bama Blitz? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Culverhouse College of Business $1,752,719.33
2 Communication & Information Sciences $161,730.18
3 Engineering $116,691.40
4 Nursing $98,327.31
5 General University Scholarships $78,025.00
6 Athletics $57,199.17
7 Human Environmental Sciences $50,224.31
8 Student Life $50,000.00
9 National Alumni Association $36,798.52
10 Arts & Sciences $25,041.10
11 University Libraries $10,994.00
12 Continuing Studies $8,896.31
13 Education $7,975.31
14 Area of Greatest Need $7,630.00
15 Social Work $7,570.00
16 Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law $7,485.00
17 We Are UA Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign $4,621.00
18 Honors College $4,170.00
19 Community Health Sciences $3,110.00
20 Graduate School $1,200.00
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of campus will receive the most gifts during Bama Blitz? Make a gift to your favorite area of campus to help make them #1 on the Leaderboard.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Culverhouse College of Business 318
2 Athletics 261
3 Human Environmental Sciences 138
4 National Alumni Association 133
5 Continuing Studies 133
6 Communication & Information Sciences 114
7 Arts & Sciences 112
8 Engineering 89
9 Nursing 85
10 Education 78
11 Student Life 68
12 We Are UA Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign 54
13 Honors College 50
14 University Libraries 48
15 Social Work 48
16 Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law 40
17 Area of Greatest Need 35
18 Community Health Sciences 35
19 General University Scholarships 29
20 Graduate School 7
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