From our friends at The American Baseball Foundation:
BASIC students crash headlong into summer as 200 girls and boys in Huntsville and Birmingham enjoy sports and sports-academic fun this June. While the goal remains fixed—increase reading comprehension & vocabulary and improve math problem-solving skills—the means may vary, as a full STEMS (Science Technology Engineering Math in Sports) programs grace the Huntsville programs at Providence and Ridge Crest Elementary Schools; academic learning labs geared to tackle reading and math deficiencies identified by STAR testing lace Birmingham programs.
Perseverance permeates BASIC. Students work to dominate fundamentals of new sports as they learn in the classroom about the great athletes who persevered— Wilma Rudolph, from polio to Olympic gold, Jackie Robinson from Georgia sharecropping to iconic national leadership both on and off the playing field.
Basketball’s Michael Jordan’s quantifiable tribute to perseverance summaries BASIC philosophy: " I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
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