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Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation

by Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Inc.
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation
Provide 125 Boys with Daily School Transportation

The Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization designed as a high school, which main purpose is to develop talented athletes through a first level education and specialized training.  CBBA’s unique approach  prepares the students to lead responsible and productive lives as compassionate human beings, exemplary citizens, and role models in its community for future generations.

To date, 213 student athletes have graduated.  10% of our alumni have been able to continue their journey to the major Leagues as they were selected in the Amateur MLB Draft.  More importantly, 98% of our student athletes have receive a scholarship offer to further their education at the collegiate level while they continue to play the sport they are so passionate about.

Baseball is the perfect instrument for our student athletes to develop into exemplary citizens and role models in their communities.

The Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy GlobalGiving crowdfunding project was 1st created to raise funds and awareness of our institution.  CBBA’s commitment is to provide an opportunity to talented student athletes to further their education through sports regardless of their societal and economic background.  CBBA provides transportation to our entire student body.  Today, we have students from 39 municipalities, Dominican Republic, and United States.

   Up to date, the CBBA has graduated 213 students of which 98% have been offered an opportunity to further their education  through baseball.  Ten (10%) of our graduates have been selected at the annual MLB Draft.  Our college placement program has provided unparalleled results. Our student body is represented in in 55 different institutions in USA and PR.  More importantly, this year we began to see the fruit of our labor as the first CBBA graduating class began graduating from four (4) year Universities and landing top notch jobs in a variety of fields.

The 2018-2019 academic year looks to be a groundbreaking year for various reasons.  First of all, we will be expanding our student body by 20% to a total of 150 student athletes.  Our senior class is already grabbing the attention of Division 1 Universities and MLB scouts.  Our goal is for 2018-2019 to be set the standard as to what we expect of each graduating class.

A donation to the CBBA is a donation to the future of our youngest generation.

Disaster Relief CBBA students
Disaster Relief CBBA students

Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage throughout the Island and the CBBA was not the exception. We were hit hard, as the eye of the hurricane passed through Puerto Rico. CBBA suffered severe water damage. Flood waters at one point reached 2 feet high with water pooling in the hallways, administrative offices, locker rooms, and classrooms.  The CBBA is currently assessing water damage and structural issues, as well as air quality, mold issues, and technology infrastructure. Nonetheless, experts have already explained that all of the walls will need to be torn down and rebuilt, flooring school wide will need to be redone, roofing removed and refurnished surfaces dried with humidifiers and covered in anti-microbial disinfectant.

Unfortunately, if Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, is any indication, the worst of Maria’s effects on education are still ahead. Katrina, which displaced more than 370,000 students in Mississippi and Louisiana, created a lost generation of students who were forced from their homes and schools. As a result, their academic achievement was lower, their dropout rates were higher, and they struggled with joblessness even a decade after the storm. The CBBA wants to reduce Maria’s worst possible consequences for our student athletes and to prevent the storm from negatively impacting them than it had already done so in many of their municipalities and homes. For this reason, the CBBA commenced operations despite the lack of electrical power. It was imperative for us to provide a safe haven to our student athletes.  

Despite many hardships our students provide, the students at the CBBA are actively involved in supporting and helping many communities in Puerto Rico by volunteering with the Carlos Beltran Foundation which spearheaded the copnstruction and development of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, in their endevaour to provide food, water, medicine, first aid kits, solar lamps, etc. to the affected communities that were hit hardest by Hurrican Maria.  We are very proud of our students and staff members who have all participated in this disaster relief initiative. 

Disaster relief 2
Disaster relief 2
Disaster Relief 23
Disaster Relief 23
CBBA Disaster
CBBA Disaster

The Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy GlobalGiving rowdfunding project was created to raise funds for the CBBA so that it can continue to offer free transportation to all of its students from all parts of Puerto Rico so that talented high school students that can use sport, baseball, as a mechanism to further their education as they develop into exemplary citizens. 

Up to date, the CBBA has been in operation for 6 years and has had 5 graduating classes.    Up to date, the CBBA has graduated 213 students of which 98% have been able to access college through baseball scholarships.  Twenty (20) of the students have been able to sign into the MLB professional baseball program assuring a professional career in the baseball field.  The main focus of the program is to develop the youth’s skills and help them to "market" their skills to the USA and PR universities that are interested in having these students become part of their baseball program.  For this reason, the vast majority of our students go on to higher learning institutions in the United States or Puerto Rico with academic and/or sports scholarships.    To date we have placed students in 55 different institutions in the USA and PR.  Also, this past May, we had the first group of CBBA alumni graduate from 4-year University.  

As a non-profit organization, the CBBA depends on donations of individuals like yourself to continue to provide the services that are needed in order to continue having such great results. 

Students benefited daily transportation service
Students benefited daily transportation service

The CBBA currently has 122 students from 39 municipalities of which 99% use or daily free transportation service.  Without this service offering, these students would not be able to arrive and be part of a specialized baseball school that provides them with high level quality high school academic.  Of these 122, 45 students are high school seniors who will be graduating from high school in June 2017, who have been able to receive all of the services provided by the Academy including College Placement, assuring that 100% of them are offered the opportunity to continue their post secundary education through academic and sports scholarships in Colleges and Universities in Puerto Rico and the United States. 

 

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Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Inc.

Location: Florida - Puerto Rico
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Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Inc.
Enrique Mendoza
Project Leader:
Enrique Mendoza
Florida, Puerto Rico

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