Program Provides Unique Educational and Athletic Training
Washington, D.C. – The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is now open with the support of Pepco. The academy is a year-round educational and athletic facility designed to provide high-quality after-school and summer learning programs for boys and girls in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.
“At the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, we believe deeply in the power of sport to positively influence young people, enhance their academic performance, and contribute to long, healthy, and productive lives,” said Tal Alter, executive director, Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
“In part due to Pepco’s pioneering support, the Academy has been able to hit the ground running in providing programs for D.C. youth that use baseball and softball to contribute to these outcomes. We are extremely grateful to Pepco for sharing in our vision, and we look forward to the impact we can make together.”
Academy creative programming, based on nationally acclaimed models, will help boys and girls develop a passion for and skill in the game of baseball, improve their English language, arts, science and mathematics skills, be physically active and learn about nutrition and how to cook healthy foods.
“Pepco is really pleased to be part of this wonderful experience created for youths, as well as our partnership with the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, and we are proud that we could provide support,” said Donna Cooper, Pepco, Region president.
The program ultimately allows boys and girls to grow through the years with an organization committed to their success.