Commitment to Education
COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION
Approximately 52% of kids in the surrounding neighborhood graduate high school. When the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy opened its doors in February 2006, the founders mandated that it create a diversified program for its students that not only concentrated on baseball and softball, but educational opportunities as well.
An integral part of the Academy structure is a state-of-the-art computer room that helps assist with off-the-field education. In addition, the Academy partners with the University of Phoenix to offer an online Associates degree as well as a tutoring/mentoring program.