6Heritage Alive! is a series of FREE 45-minute programs designed by BCRI that engage young learners with weekly interactive activities.

Heritage Alive! features one book each month with new activities presented each week. Lead teachers attending the program will receive a copy of the book, the month’s syllabus and a bibliography of related books for young readersBenefits of Heritage Alive!:

  • Improves students‘ literacy skills through the introduction of books and stories written and illustrated by African Americans
  • Helps foster children’s understanding of other cultures and people
  • Increases students’understanding of similarities and differences of people
  • Encourages students to enjoy reading and to become life long learners

Reserve Your Place Today! Contact Charles Woods at (205) 328-9696, ext. 246.

Community of Readers

The Community of Readers program at BCRI aims to bridge the gap between literacy and parental involvement by instructing families about better reading habits, promoting local parents’ belief in their own capabilities as educational mentors, and using books to enhance the time that families spend together.