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The BASE Chicago provides academic support to ensure that our student-athletes succeed academically and graduate high school with a winning game plan for success after graduation. We surround our youth in an environment where going to college or to a career in the trades is the expectation. Our goal at the BASE Chicago is to build great student-athletes, and great citizens who will make impactful contributions to the city of Chicago and our nation.



The BASE Chicago re-imagines pathways to success for urban youth by combining sports and academic opportunities with a distinctive methodology rooted in excellence, belief and love. The organization provides a range of programming including academic/STEM tutoring, violence prevention and life skills, healthy lifestyle guidance and high-quality baseball and softball skills training. The BASE Chicago’s Clubhouse and Learning Center will become a beacon of hope on Chicago’s West Side.

Our goal is to ensure that 100% of BASE student athletes graduate from high school and have the support and resources they need to develop their individual game plans for success, whether that includes matriculating to college or entering a job training program. We focus on developing good citizens who make good decisions, steering them away from violence, gang activity and other negative behaviors.

To maximize our positive impact in the lives of our student athletes and their families, The BASE Chicago has built a strong network of experts and partners who are highly qualified to help navigate the issues our youth and families experience related to poverty, jobs and education.