Full Count: Making After School and Summer Count
Full Count is Friends of Baseball's new after school and day camp baseball program that teaches life skills through academic, social and physical recreation.
Full Count returns the fun of play to the game of baseball. With active and contagious games, kids learn baseball fundamentals while getting the daily activity they require and are coached and taught by instructors who emphasize positive self identity. Full Count's whole child approach also includes baseball-inspired academic and social activities that span topics like history, science, art, math, literacy, and nutrition. Participants also are taught individual and team goal-setting to help build confidence and foster a growth mindset. Participants receive a Full Count kit that includes a cinch bag, water bottle, tee, hat, wiffle ball, and glove.
We are currently serving youth in three school communities in the Portland Metro area and one Seattle area school in an after school and summer enrichment setting. With the generosity of our donors and supporters, at least 4 additional Full Count programs will be opened in Multnomah County's Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) programs at schools that serve a high percentage of historically underserved students (low income students and students of color).
Want to bring Full Count to your school or organization? Contact Nova Newcomer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will announce plans for our Summer program schedule in April 2017.