• 19 Sep '17
    September 19 @ 6:00 pm September 19 @ 8:00 pm
    The BASE 11 Walnut Park
    Roxbury, MA 02119 United States
  • 16 Nov '17
    November 16 @ 6:00 pm November 16 @ 9:00 pm
    Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center 1350 Tremont Street
    Roxbury, MA United States

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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The 2017 BASE Ball
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3rd Annual Boston Urban Baseball Classic Powered by Franklin Sports
3rd Annual Boston Urban Baseball Classic Powered by Franklin Sports

(For photo album please visit: http://bit.ly/2wjOc3h.) A dozen teams, 30 games played at four different venues, more than 200 participating players, and four days of ideal weather added up to a record turnout – and smashing success — for the BASE’s third annual Urban Baseball Classic, held in Boston August 9-13. From Thursday’s opening ceremonies

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Batter Up: Juma Crawford, executive director, Lewis Family Foundation
Batter Up: Juma Crawford, executive director, Lewis Family Foundation

Juma Crawford was named executive director of The Lewis Family Foundation in 2013. Established by Alan and Harriett Lewis, the foundation has been a major BASE supporter since its inception. A native of San Mateo, California, Juma holds degrees from Amherst College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and Boston College Law School. He previously worked

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Batter Up: Jeff Paquette, BASE chief operating officer
Batter Up: Jeff Paquette, BASE chief operating officer

Jeff Paquette has joined the BASE staff as chief operating officer. In 2016, Jeff helped draft the program’s strategic plan for 2020. A resident of Jamaica Plain, he brings extensive experience in philanthropic and non-profit enterprises to his new role at The BASE, having previously worked as a teacher, fund-raiser, strategic planner, financial officer, operational

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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
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