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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2016 TCS United States Baseball Championships
2016 TCS United States Baseball Championships

BASE Astros Take 3rd Place in 2016 Triple Crown Sports 18U U.S. Baseball Championships The BASE Astros finished third among 32 teams competing in the 2016 Triple Crown Sports 18U U.S. Baseball Championships, held in Richmond, Va. July 20-25. Knocked out in the semifinals by the CT Hurricanes, this year’s eventual champions, the Astros finished

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Coca-Cola Hosts The Base at Fenway
Coca-Cola Hosts The Base at Fenway

BASE Family night out hosted by Coca-Cola! BASE Founder & President Robert Lewis, Jr. joined by: Jennifer Cruickshank, Coca-Cola Dana Johnson, Coca-Cola Brian Bicknell, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Al Minahan, Preti Strategies Kate Guedj, The Boston Foundation David Walker, BNY Mellon Janelle Woods-McNish, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Ross Grant, Wells Fargo Frank Castagno, Wells Fargo

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Hits for The BASE with Governor Baker
Hits for The BASE with Governor Baker

Monday evening at Fenway Park, nearly 60 business leaders; including Tom Kershaw, Todd Cozzens,  Tom O’Brien, Marty Mannion, Alan & Harriet Lewis, public officials, and other Boston-area VIPs joined Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker for a BASE fundraising event at the ballpark’s EMC Club. In welcoming remarks, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy reflected on ownership’s 15

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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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