From our friends at the American Baseball Foundation

This summer has been a home run, and we can’t thank you enough for your support of our 2018 BASIC Summer Program and its participants. Of course, the end of the program is always a little bittersweet as we bid goodbye to our campers, but I think everyone had a good time and genuinely learned something.

Over the course of the summer, 140 eager children were able to spend time actively and collaboratively learning in such a way as to provide opportunities for choice and autonomy, a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, and a brighter future. They have had access to over 300 sports-related math and reading lessons and 160 hours of qualified coaches and educators all while learning, playing and connecting with one another. That is an action-packed camp experience!

We chalk this success up to our great BASIC curriculum, our staff, many of whom have logged more than thirty-years of collective experience in the teaching profession, and your support. We are proud to let you know that we have again seen impressive gains in our student’s learning targeting such crucial subjects as reading and math.

Here is a quote, which I believe to be true, from our 30th President of the United States of America: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” -Calvin Coolidge

Here are a few examples of all the fun we’ve been having this summer!
To watch BASIC’s Best Day, visit: https://youtu.be/BQaw9rQd9QQ.

Thank you for your time. Thank you for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we look forward to another great time in 2019!

Sincerely,
David Osinski

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Partner with American Baseball Foundation

We want to share this press release from one of our partners, The American Baseball Foundation. We’d love it if word spread about their tremendously valuable program.


The American Baseball Foundation Inc. welcomes inquiries regarding summer 2017 partnerships for its BASIC program that “tricks” the students into reading and math gains through sport. In its twentieth year BASIC offers an array of grade specific biographies that bring to life the character traits of successful professional athletes. Math is made practical through manipulation of players’ statistics and through games related to math applied to sports. Students enjoy fast-paced movement every 50 minutes from the sports fields to the sport-related classroom during the 6.5-hour day. The BASIC curriculum covers four to five weeks of academic instruction.
 
BASIC’s Partnership:
Curriculum provides approximately 300 academic and sports lessons.
Structure has a rotation every 50 minutes from sports to academics. A 40- minute common time after lunch provides team building with non-cognitive skills addressed
Provide STAFF training that is mandatory for all staff involved with BASIC.
Assist in program quality control
Requires pre and post STAR testing in math and reading
 
Partner:
Employ professional teaching staff to teach BASIC curriculum (reading, math, sports and intervention).
Offer classrooms with computer capabilities for STAR testing and educational aids.
Provide and maintain outdoor open space with gymnasium use available
Participate in program quality assurance as related to instruction and program evaluation
Sign partnership agreement related to use of BASIC curriculum.
Use BASIC curriculum and methodology
 
For more information regarding BASIC partnerships, contact David Osinski 205-558-4235; abf@asmi.org