Friday, June 27, 2014

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy: Summer Program

Know a child in Ward 7 or 8 who likes baseball? Encourage them to enroll in the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Summer Academy on Monday, June 30. This five-week session for children who live east of the Anacostia River is designed to develop baseball and softball skills and prevent summer learning loss through academic enrichment.

The scholar-athletes will attend the summer program five days a week and will practice and play baseball and softball while honing reading, writing, science, and math skills. They will also participate in experiential learning field trips to the National Zoo, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, Calleva Outdoor Adventures, and the United States Botanic Garden among others. The Academy uses baseball and softball as vehicles to improve literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. The program also teaches participants healthy lifestyles through fitness, proper nutrition and cooking lessons in a safe, nurturing environment.

The Academy, which opened this spring, is a year-round educational and athletic facility designed to provide quality after-school and summer learning programs for boys and girls in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. The facility features three playing fields and an 18,000 square foot educational clubhouse with year-round batting cages, seven classrooms, a cutting-edge teaching kitchen and community event space.

YBA Summer Program

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