One Class At A Time: Minor High School

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Once the applause died down, auto tech teacher Phillip Brown was ready to spend his One Class At A Time grant money.

Brown has had a major affect on Minor High School for 13 years, but he’s always dealt with the challenge of making sure his students have enough tools so they can learn the basics of car maintenance and repair.

“The little set that I require them to get costs about $200 if you bought it at Sears or AutoZone, or if you go over to one of the inexpensive stores,” said Brown.

However, some families can’t afford that kind of an investment, so it’s great timing that Brown was this week’s recipient of the One Class At A Time grant program.

Now, he’ll be able to provide some students tool kits free of charge.

While that’s good news for the here and now, Brown says it can also lay the groundwork for success after his students leave Minor High School.

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