Success Stories

Too many children in Alabama are trapped in schools that are not meeting their needs. Rather than waiting around for their existing schools to improve, the Alabama Federation for Children believes parents should have a wide range of high-quality schools or educational options to choose from – whether traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, or virtual learning. Private school choice, through scholarship tax credit programs, vouchers, education savings accounts and individual tuition tax credits, gives students, especially those from low-income families or those with special needs, the opportunity to receive tuition to attend a private school that meets their needs immediately.

No two children learn the exact same way. Why would we expect their government assigned school to fit every student’s need? The stories below show what can happen when parents have the ability to choose the school that works best for their child.

De’Anthony Hampton & Jimmy Rivera

“Well, if you, like, look at a person the wrong way they might try to fight, and I don’t like fighting.” That’s how De’Anthony Hampton remembers the beginning of his high school education. As for De’Anthony’s friend, Jimmy Rivera, here’s how he r...

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Kendri Moore

Kendri Moore is not just your average wide-eyed student starting her high school experience with tepid expectations. At Faith Academy in Mobile, her teachers and principal say she has found a home. Kendri’s family was desperate to get her out of ...

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Nick West

There is a common thread that continuously works its way into the conversation when you sit down and talk with Nick West about how he got to where he is today. He is just starting out in life graduating high school only a few months ago but you w...

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