My Summer Learning Programs

Summer Explorations 2021

Five 2 week classes across the summer starting June 1, June 14, June 28, July 12 and July 26. Parents can choose from morning and/or afternoon classes. Morning classes start at 8:00 to noon with teachers arriving by 7:30 for working parents. Afternoon classes start at 1:00 and end at 5:00 with teachers staying until working parents pick up. A variety of classes are offered K-6 with afternoon Middle School classes and Credit Recovery classes available for high school!

UA FAST Project

FAST: Facial Affect Sensitivity Training for Young Children The Center for Youth Development and Intervention at the University of Alabama is conducting a research study to evaluate a new computerized treatment for children 6 – 11 years old with certain difficulties, including not feeling guilty when they do something wrong and not being concerned for the feelings of others, which are difficulties that can put them at risk for developing behavioral problems. Enrollment for this program is now open. Participants will be randomized to either FAST Therapy or a no-treatment control group. FAST therapy involves coming in for 11 sessions and the no-treatment group involves coming in for 7 sessions. There is no cost for this program. No matter which group your child is assigned to, we pay as you go and you will get a total of $300 if you finish the entire study. Your child will earn a number of small toys and a total of $40 cash. If you would like more information concerning the research, please reach out to our coordinator Shane Jones via email at or phone 205-348-3525.

PARAkids Summer Day Camp

PARAkids Summer Day Camp aims to provide educational opportunities that engage growing minds, to provide recreational opportunities that support healthy and active bodies, and to incorporate a diversity of activities that connect children to their community and environment. We offer our camps at 5 PARA locations across the county including Belk, Faucett, Miller, Phelps, and Tingle Centers. However, we are not bound to building walls! Our activities take us indoor and outdoors to enjoy experiences in Hands-On Discovery, Hands-on Arts & Culture, and Hands-On Sports.