Reading, Math, and Sports for Success
The Baseball & Academic Skills Instructional Course of the American Baseball Foundation Inc. redresses reading and math loss (last 15 BASIC programs have produced on average 2.4 months gain in reading and 3.8 months gain in math) among at-risk students, grades one through eight. The program’s methodology guarantees student enjoyment and physical fitness, as they rotate from an academic station to a sports or sports games station at set intervals. Students become part of “home teams” that teach team building in academics as well as sports. Studens learn sports in a safe environment that teaches cooperation and perseverance.
Since 2021, the BASIC summer program alone has served nearly 300 children from 80 different schools across Central Alabama. Those three years have produced these on-average results:
Math: 6.8 months gain
Reading: 3 months gain
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