Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

BHM In The Community


Guided by the principle that COMMUNITY MATTERS, the Birmingham Airport Authority takes pride in working with neighborhood schools, families and businesses to achieve a safer and more prosperous community in which to live, work and profit. It is in that spirit that the Authority partners with its fellow community members to promote and provide programs for enhanced educational and growth opportunities for the young people in our communities.

Partner Schools Program:
It is tougher than ever for children of today to find their path in an increasingly complicated world. The Birmingham Airport Authority knows that it is imperative that we support their growth and development at every step along the way to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential because they are our next generation of community leaders, business owners, doctors, lawyers, engineers and pilots. With that in mind, the Authority continues to partner with neighbor schools to help them uncover innovative ways of identifying greater resources. This year's Partner Schools are Curry Elementary, Gibson Elementary and Barrett Elementary.

Golf for Schools:
Golf for Schools Birmingham Airport Authority's Annual Golf for Schools has been a huge success raising money for area youth educational enrichment. Since its inception, Golf for schools has provided new computers, audio video equipment, space camp scholarships and student reading stations.
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Birmingham Airport Summer Youth Employment Program:
The Birmingham Airport Authority provides summer employment opportunities for high school juniors and seniors that reside in Airport neighboring communities. The Summer Youth Employment Program allows a limited number of students the opportunity to learn the value of earning and managing their own money, as well as, to provide each the importance of hard work, teamwork and community service. Applications for this program are accepted each March, generally during the week of Spring Break. For more information on the program, please email

Community Action Partners:
Partnering with members of the community on local projects provides both Airport Employees and community members a sense of value for a enriched educational experience that empowers us toward our goal of communication and cooperation.

Presidents' Advisory Committee:
The Birmingham Airport Authority is sensitive to the needs of communicating information regarding airport growth and development and our commitment throughout the community to elected leadership, volunteers and neighbors. The Birmingham Airport Authority provides a bi-monthly forum in which information is exchanged on issues of property, planning, expansion, and noise abatement projects. Presidents from the Airport's neighboring communities attend Committee meetings for the purpose of dispersing information to their respective neighborhoods and providing feedback to the Authority. For more information or to obtain minutes from a particular meeting, please contact