Better Basics was founded 25 years ago by John Glasser who saw the direct correlation between poverty and illiteracy. Better Basics provides literacy intervention and enrichment programs for students in Birmingham, Fairfield, Leeds, and Midfield City Schools, as well as Clay and Talladega County Schools. Our programs empower our community’s youth, helping children learn to read, comprehend, retain, and ultimately learn. This increases our students’ confidence levels, infusing literature into children’s homes and exposing them to multi-cultural arts and enrichment programs.