"This is hands down, the best urban baseball program in America."
-Peter Gammons, Baseball Hall of Fame Sportswriter.

The Stats

Less than 1% of Urban baseball teams participate in top tier national tournaments or college showcases.
Black children are 3X as likely as white children to be born into poverty.
Black and Latino children are 2x as likely to drop out of school.
The high school graduation rates for black and Latino students is 55% and 51% respectively.
The college graduation rates for black and Latino students is 19% and 14% respectively.
The unemployment rates for black and Latino 16-24 year olds is 37% and 27% respectively.


"This is a place where young people ... become successful. This is a ... program we clearly should be paying attention to"
– Gov. Charlie Baker
"Both of our organizations believe in education, empowerment, and creating a better Boston."
-Brian Bicknell
"The BASE is teaching urban kids to win."
– Alan Khazei
"Every child deserves to be safe, educated, healthy and warm."
– Robert Lewis Jr.
"The secret sauce is the culture. These kids feel loved, like they belong."
– Alan Lewis
Each player earns their spot with grit, resilience and sheer determination.


20 out of 20 student athletes who graduated high school in 2014 are now in college.
The BASE has raised over $25 million in academic scholarships.
Over 200 students attended over 20 college tours
The BASE girls softball program launched
Learn more about the Boston AstrosThe BASE methodology uses the power and passion of sports to change the game for urban youth by providing high quality baseball, education, training and resources to help them reach their fullest potential.​