The BASE is bold.
The concept: unprecedented.
The results: game-changing.
Why? Because it has to be. Our kids matter.
A crisis is quietly unfolding in Boston amongst black and Hispanic males, as four-year public high school graduation rates are just 55% and 51%, respectively. Social and educational indicators such as standardized test scores, justice system involvement and unemployment rates all point to the conclusion that in Boston and in cities across the United States, black and Latino boys are increasingly falling behind.
Our kids need more.
For those of us who raise, coach, educate and mentor, we have an obligation to give every child all the tools, resources, inspiration and love they need to succeed in life.
For over 34 years, Robert Lewis, Jr. and The Boston Astros program have been changing lives—one child at a time. By using the power and passion of baseball, we have found a winning formula. Perseverance has earned the Astros the distinction of being named Triple Crown Sports’ “2012 Team of the Year”—chosen from a field of 40,000. The Astros’ methodology is teaching boys how to be successful men, both on and off the field.
Enter The BASE.
Born out of the Boston Astros’ methodology, The BASE will help to reverse these alarming trends. Housed in the heart of Boston, The BASE provides comprehensive athletic and educational advancement opportunities for prominent student athletes, on three distinct principles for success:
- Superior baseball training, conditioning and competition
- Personalized educational resources and support
- The development of a “Winning Game Plan for Life”.