AT&T launches Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools

AT&T Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

Last week, AT&T  launched their Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools at Bush Hills Academy – the district’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) certified school.

Believe Birmingham is an extension of AT&T Believes, a larger company-wide initiative designed to drive positive change in local communities and volunteerism. On Friday, August 2, over 150 AT&T employees turned out to volunteer at the Bush Hills Academy for a day of volunteerism.

AT&T’s  Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

The volunteers helped teachers and faculty at Bush Hills Academy move into classrooms and prepare to welcome students on August 8, the first day of the 2019 – 2020 school year. AT&T volunteers unpacked boxes, prepared bulletin boards, created welcome packets for students and parents, organized folders, catalogued books, logged computer equipment and much more.


AT&T’s  Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

Joining AT&T at the event was Birmingham Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, Bush Hills Academy Principal Ashley Samuels, Alabama State Senator Rodger Smitherman, Alabama State Representative Rod Scott, Birmingham Council Member Steven Hoyt and representatives from Birmingham Ed Foundation, Birmingham Business Alliance and Birmingham Legion FC.

“AT&T’s investment in Birmingham and our youth provides enhanced opportunities to drive community success and help the next generation reach their academic and life dreams,” said Alabama State Senator Rodger Smitherman.

More to Projects to Come in 2019/2020

AT&T’s  Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

According to AT&T, they will be scheduling additional Believe Birmingham projects and events during the Birmingham City Schools 2019/2020  academic year.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.