Reading, Math, and Sports for Success

American Baseball Foundation


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.

The ABF seeks implementaton partnerships for BASIC in these forms.

  • Four to five week summer program for 6.5 hours per day that includes reading and math curriculum all related to sports. The ABF also provides STEMS curriculum related to sports, baseball/softball, volleyball and soccer curriculums.
  • BASIC RunReads four-hour summer curriculum for students grades rising one through rising four. At thirty-minute intervals students rotate among reading, reading-related movement games, sports and reading once again. Sports curriculums are available.
  • BASIC after-school consists of forty-five minute sessions per group that is divided between reading and sports.
  • BASIC Book Club (used in virtual after-school setting) has children pre-read a BASIC book. Students meet virtually to compete regarding book content, using educational software to provide for and to tally answers.
  • For all BASIC variations the ABF has devised reward programs for acheivers.
  • Partnership fees are negotiable as per how the host divides the training, teaching, supervision and evaluation with the ABF.

BASIC Sponsors & Partners 2020

Vulcan Materials Company * The Daniel Foundation * Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation * Better Basics Inc * Birmingham Barons LLC * Dick’s Sporting Goods * Caring Foundation of BCBS of AL * Publix Super Markets Charities * Jugs Inc. * Children’s Fresh Air Farms * SAIL Consortium * Charles T. Campbell Charitable Foundation * Hamburger Heaven * Donato’s Pizza *Hispanic Ministry St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church* CAWACO RC&D Council * Honda Motor Manufacturing of Alabama * Michael Brown * Tom Scarritt *Garrett Sutton* Robert Smith* Doug Smith * Wells Fargo * Alabama Power Foundation * Susan & Wyatt Haskell * United Way of Central Alabama * Redmond Hogan * Neil McFadden * McConnel, White & Terry * Luke Dunn * Hillcrest Foundation, Inc. * Suzanne & Mike Graham * Morgan & Susan Eiland * Gary Kepplinger * Tom Hazuka * Rich Stephens * Pacific Headwear Inc. * Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church * John Carroll Catholic High School * Hoover Metropolitan Stadium * High Tower Twickenham * Huntsville School System * Mizuno USA * TSA, Inc. * Protective Life Foundation * Cutting Tools Engineers * Brownlee Morrow Enterprises Inc. * Southwest Airlines * Markwort Sporting Goods C Flap * Alabama Civil Justice Foundation * Agnes Cartner * ASMI * Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham * Milo's Hamburgers * Southern Imagination Foundation * Osinski Family Fund * Celia and Steven Voorhees

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