Wednesday, November 24, 2021
The Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, the signature program of Nationals Philanthropies, delivers holistic youth development programs year round including academic enrichment, physical activity, and health education – imparting a lasting impact on the lives of school-aged children living in Wards 7 and 8.
Join us as we celebrate 10 Days of #GivingTuesday running now through the annual day of giving on Tuesday, November 30. We will highlight stories of the Academy’s impact through features of its programs and people – highlighting below our mentors, weekly farmers market, YBA PLAY clinics, and coaches.
Your support during this time helps us raise critical funds to operate the Academy and sustain our youth development program. All donors of $100 or more will receive a navy winter hat featuring the Academy logo as a special thank you for your support.
Each Scholar Athlete enrolled in afterschool programming at Nationals Academy receives guidance from an adult mentor invested in his or her individual success. The mentor provides responsive support in athletics, academics, and general socio-emotional development. In 2021, nearly 60 mentors committed over 915 hours with Academy students. Mentors meet weekly one-on-one or in small groups with the same Scholar Athlete to build trust and maintain continuity. Both mentors and Scholars would agree each benefits greatly from the relationship!