L.E.A.D. stepped up and hit a home run for Atlanta

The Braves Youth Clinic and Summit has come and gone.  We had an amazing time.  The Atlanta Braves entrusted L.E.A.D. to provide a unique clinic experience to youth in the metro Atlanta area during the MLB Civil Rights Game Weekend.  Click here to check out some of the action.

We invited 350 middle school students and we got 350 students!  L.E.A.D. stepped up to the plate and hit a home run for Atlanta!  Special thanks to Delta, KIA, MasterCard, and Atlanta Public Schools.

They received great baseball instruction from our L.E.A.D. Ambassadors as well as Atlanta Braves alum such as Greg McMichael, Rick Camp, Charlie Liebrandt and Otis Nixon as well as the Morehouse College Baseball Team.

L.E.A.D. Ambassador Max Hyde with the Thomas boys
Morehouse Baseball in the House!

The students were also inspired by our panelist during the Braves Youth Baseball Summit.  There are so many careers in baseball and today was a great way at a great venue to expose it.  Special thanks to Zach Klein (WSB-TV), Leron Rogers, Minister Tim Sims, Othello Renfroe Jr., Jasha Balcom and Ronnie Richardson (Atlanta Braves).

Minister Tim Sims and Othello Renfroe Jr.

Even though it was the first baseball experience for many of these Atlanta Public School students, they can still remain connected to baseball through L.E.A.D.

L.E.A.D.’s Fall Legacy League starts August 25, 2012

L.E.A.D. is an Atlanta based non-profit organization that provides inner city middle and high school age males with access to higher education and civic engagement through baseball.  We are more than bats and balls.  Our impact is measured by young men graduating from high school and enrolling into college.  Click here to check our impact stats.

Baseball isn’t dead in the inner city.  It is alive and well because of supporters like you.  Click here to find ways to support our mission.