For the second year, over 150 middle school baseball student/athletes from Atlanta Public Schools will receive a baseball clinic experience on the campus of The Lovett School on Sunday, February 10th.
They will be picked up at their respected schools and travel through parts of Buckhead and see a community that looks different than theirs. The houses may be bigger but that doesn't make the Buckhead community "better" but it will allow them to see something "different". A different way of life. A different perception of community.
When I traveled through Buckhead as a youth, I dreamed of having "that house" and "that car". Good exposure is a good thing because it can cause you to focus on good things. The decisions that you make can now be based on getting the good things in life. It makes you think about what you feel that you should have. You can never know what you need until you know what you are missing.
Last night, the L.E.A.D. Ambassadors joined the Lovett Lions varsity baseball players at D-BAT Atlanta to plan for the Feb. 10th clinic. We have pitching, infield, outfield, and hitting stations on the development schedule. The normal stuff that you do at a baseball clinic except our middle school LEADers will be doing it with the use of a multi-million dollar baseball/ softball facility while receiving instruction from the L.E.A.D. Ambassadors and the Lovett baseball team. This experience is different. Good folks coming together to have a good time at the right place at the right time. Wanna join us?
L.E.A.D.'s Middle School Baseball Development League continues to grow since 2010 when it was established. We now partner with over 60% of Atlanta Public School middle schools. You will find a year round baseball presence at Jean Childs Young MS, B.E.S.T. Academy, Sylvan Hills MS, Harper-Archer MS, J. E. Brown MS, J. F. Kennedy MS, W. L. Parks MS and M. L. King MS. These LEADers earn their way to becoming a L.E.A.D. Ambassador. Click here to find out the impact that L.E.A.D. Ambassadors have on the city of Atlanta.
L.E.A.D. stands for Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct and we measure our success year round based on academics, athletics, service/civic engagement and exposure. I will go out on a limb to say that our collaboration with The Lovett School on Sunday, Feb. 10th will be a great day of exposure for our LEADers. They are going to love it at Lovett.
You can love it too! To volunteer, contact Volunteer@LEAD2Legacy.org.
Special thanks to Billy Peebles (The Lovett School Headmaster), Charlie Finch (The Lovett School Assistant Athletic Director), Lance Oubs (The Lovett School Head Varsity Baseball Coach), Jamie Palmer (The Lovett School Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach), Rendell Jackson (Atlanta Public Schools Middle School Athletics Program Manager), Kelli Stewart (L.E.A.D. Co-Founder/Executive Director), Kerwin Giles (L.E.A.D. Middle School Director), Bakari Moore (B.E.S.T. Academy), Kevin Young (M. L. King MS), D'Wayne Carter (W. L. Parks MS), Brandon Johnson (J. F. Kennedy MS), Sedrick Parker (Sylvan Hills MS), Harry Moss (J. E. Brown MS), and Malcolm Shell (Harper-Archer MS) for making this event possible.