August 31st, 2009

A Brand New Ballgame
Harlem RBI: A Brand New Ballgame For Its Participants

This program was made by possible by support from the Annenberg, The Eli and Edythe Broad, Bill & Melinda Gates, William and Flora Hewlett and Wallace Foundations.

Harlem RBI is a free summer day camp (and year-long after school program) that combines baseball and academics and serves hundreds of disadvantaged youth in New York City.

The program uses tournaments and teams to motivate kids in the classroom and its 18 year record is impressive: 99% of Harlem RBI’s teenagers graduate high school, compared to 50% of teenagers city wide. Some of the things they do to achieve that will leave you scratching your head, thinking, “can it really be so simple?” Yes, it can.

Learn more about the Harlem RBI program on their website: www.harlemrbi.org.

This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.


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