Spotlight on Youth – Monthly Newsletter

June 2015

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Youth First 2015 Scholarship Database:  A small snapshot of various scholarships available to youth published each school year. This list encompasses opportunities for high school, college and graduate students. Take special note of deadline dates!  Please visit the organization’s website for more detailed information on each scholarship offered. 2015 Scholarship Database

Birmingham City Schools:  The Birmingham City School System is an urban district located in Birmingham, Ala., the largest city in the state. The district has 42 schools — eighteen elementary schools, eight middle schools, eight  K-8 schools, seven, high schools and one alternative school.

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Birmingham Public Library: The mission of the Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment.


Birmingham Zoo:  Approximately 950 animals of 230 species call the 122-acre Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, rhinos and endangered species from six continents.


McWane Science Center:  Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers – from ages 1 to 100 – flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.


Alabama Baby & Child Magazine: Lifestages Media publishes Alabama Baby & Child magazine and produces the Babypalooza Tour. Our goal is to serve new and growing families by helping them to connect to each other and to area resources.



DYS maintains a number of collaborative partnerships. Our core partnership is known as the Youth First Dream Team. The Dream Team is comprised of a dynamic group of youth advocates from the public, corporate, and nonprofit sectors of the community. Members combine resources to promote and facilitate programs and events for youth in the City of Birmingham. By collaborating in a non-territorial environment, members can focus energies on citywide initiatives that will benefit youth of all genders, ages, and races.

Cynthia Gould – ABC 33/40

Arthur Bailey – Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc.

Pam Lyons – Birmingham Public Library

Mike Vest – Birmingham Athletic Partnership

Galvin Billups – Jefferson County Center for Workforce Development

Isis Jones – 98.7 KISS-FM

Dr. Tina Simpson – Children’s Hospital

For more information about the Youth First Dream Team and other partnership initiatives, contact DYS at 205-320-0879.