Jordan Foster, working in concert with El Paso Border Youth Athletics, showed a group of students from low-income communities in El Paso county, what "take me out to the ball game" really means. For the fourth year in a row, the construction company helped make a dream come true for players in BASE Play RBI.
BASE Play is a program of El Paso Border Youth Athletics, a non-profit providing educational and developmental opportunities to area youth since 2000. BASE Play RBI connects 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to their own potential through baseball and softball play in an after school setting. It is affiliated with Major League Baseball Youth Programs under their RBI banner.
Volunteers and staff work with students to improve grades and teach academic accountability for 24 weeks each school year. Since its inception in 2014, 70% of students failing one or more classes at the start of programming transition to passing grades and 30% move on to B's or better on their report cards.
For more information on BASE Play RBI or to make a donation, visit www.borderyouth.org
- Kristi Borden, Director of Development, Border Youth Athletic Association