The BASE is re-imagining pathways to success for urban youth.

The BASE operates a premier national urban youth training academy which combines sports and academic opportunities with a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and love. We are making the invisible, visible and shining a spotlight on the limitless potential of our young people.

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Imagine…

If every black and brown child growing up in urban America believes they can achieve greatness regardless of the uncertainty they live with…

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Imagine…

If all sectors mobilize their best efforts and resources to create multiple pathways for success for urban youth that are relevant and contextualized for them to realize their fullest potential…

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What if…

The BASE is able to shift mindsets so that urban youth are considered one of our nation’s greatest untapped assets…

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BASE BALL III — Filled with Believers
BASE BALL III — Filled with Believers

BASE Ball III On November 18 at Roxbury’s Reggie Lewis Center, more than 500 supporters, donors, honorees, public servants, corporate and academic leaders, and special friends joined BASE student-athletes and their families for the third annual Banquet of Champions and BASE Ball gala. A celebration of Boston’s urban youth and their potential for greatness, the

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Batter Up: Shawn Dove, CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Batter Up: Shawn Dove, CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Batter Up: Shawn Dove, CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement Founded in 2008, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement supports a nationwide network of leaders and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of black men and boys. More than 5,000 individuals and 3,000 organizations are united in that effort, under the leadership of CEO Shawn

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Batter Up: Micho F. Spring, chair, Weber Shandwick Global Corporate Practice and New England region
Batter Up: Micho F. Spring, chair, Weber Shandwick Global Corporate Practice and New England region

Batter Up: Micho F. Spring, chair, Weber Shandwick Global Corporate Practice and New England region; government, civic and corporate leader Micho Spring’s family fled Communist-controlled Cuba in 1960, leaving behind everything they owned. At age 10, she was a young immigrant facing assimilation challenges as old (and new) as America itself. She would go on

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What people are saying...

What people are saying...

If I want my son to be a citizen of the world, he needs to play for The BASE.

ParentBASE Student-Athlete
What people are saying...

Both of our organizations believe in education, empowerment, and creating a better Boston.

Brian BicknellDean of Academics, Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
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The BASE is teaching urban kids to win.

Alan KhazeiCo-founder of City Year and Be the Change
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