Better Basics believes all children need enriching and stimulating learning experiences to enhance their school curriculum.

Schoolwide Enrichment is designed to supplement classroom activities and expand the scope of overall school experiences by providing hands-on, interactive performances and speakers to enhance the curriculum. The program increases vocabulary and the knowledge base of students through exposure to quality enrichment programs.

Better Basics collaborates with 47 partnering vendors including, Red Mountain Theater, Alabama Ballet, Birmingham Museum of Art, The Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and The Harlem Globetrotters to expand the cultural horizons of the students we serve. The National Council for the Arts endorses our enrichment programs.

When we teach a child to sing or play the flute we teach her how to listen, when we teach her to draw we teach her to see, when he acts on a stage he learns about character and motivation, when we teach a child design we reveal the geometry of the world.
— former Director of the National Endowment of the Arts Jane Alexander