I’ve loved baseball every since I was a kid. It started with me watching games on television. I remember my dad buying me a wooden bat from Kmart and I would hit rocks outside all day.
Those of us that love baseball have so many stories to tell about getting your first glove, playing catch with your best friend or going to your first major league game.
When I was a kid, playing competitive baseball cost less than $200 per year. Today, you can’t even buy a glove with that. If you don’t invest at least $5,000 per year for year round baseball, you have no chance to compete for a college baseball scholarship. There are currently less than 7% of African-Americans competing in baseball at the college level. Click here to learn more.
L.E.A.D. uses baseball to help inner city Atlanta males access college. Our success rate has never been achieved in America prior to L.E.A.D. To date, 100% of our Ambassadors have graduated from high school and enrolled on college while 89% of them have have enrolled in college with a baseball scholarship. The state of Georgia currently graduates 45% of it’s African American males from high school.
What L.E.A.D. needs now more than ever is support from communities across Atlanta and throughout America. If you love baseball, “Like” L.E.A.D. Please share with your friends and network!