About The BASE

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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An Amazing Day with Baseball Legends in Roxbury
An Amazing Day with Baseball Legends in Roxbury

Highlighting a February luncheon co-hosted by The BASE and Foundation To Be Named Later, a panel of ex-major league ballplayers, sports media figures, and prominent entertainers spoke to an overflow crowd at Roxbury’s Melnea Cass Recreational Complex. The event, part of the foundation’s annual Hot Stove Cool Music weekend, drew scores of student-athletes, parents, coaches,

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Batter Up: Paul & Theo Epstein, Foundation To Be Named Later
Batter Up: Paul & Theo Epstein, Foundation To Be Named Later

Twin brothers Paul and Theo Epstein launched the Foundation To Be Named Later in 2005. Paul is a Brookline High School social worker. Theo won two World Series titles with the Red Sox and, as president of baseball operations, helped bring the Chicago Cubs a 2016 world championship. Their foundation has been a loyal BASE

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Thank you for a memorable night!
Thank you for a memorable night!

THANK YOU to each and every person who stood with us at BASE Ball IV. Together we sent a strong and clear message to our young people that THEY MATTER. The night provided a true example of how America should look and sound. Over 500 individuals – from the business, philanthropic, civic & nonprofit communities; young & old; black,

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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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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
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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
11 Walnut Park, Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 442-7700
info@thebase.org