Belk Foundation makes donation for summer enrichment programs

BIRMINGHAM (WBRC)- When school is out for the summer, a lot of learning can be lost, but the Belk Foundation is helping to change that for students at Glen Iris Elementary School.

The foundation donated $55,000 to expand a summer enrichment program at the school. The six-week program was developed 40 years ago by UAB and is a creative way to keep kids interested in learning during their time off.

"This provides students with the opportunity to continue their learning. With hands on projects, engaging work so that when the next school year begins they are able to continue moving forward," Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon said.

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