The Harlem Baseball Hitting Academy is A 501(c)3
Not For Profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of inner city youth primarily in Harlem and the South Bronx.
HBHA utilizes baseball training as a tool to teach important life lessons regarding learning, discipline, ethics, integrity and hard work.
The Harlem Baseball Hitting Academy, Inc. serves to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, primarily in Harlem and the South Bronx, by promoting education and discipline through baseball education.
In 8 years we have produced 100 players who have played in
DI OR DII collegiate baseball schools.
15 Major League draft picks
3 DI National Championships winners
1 current Major League Baseball Player
HBHA looks to prepare youth to attend and play baseball at the collegiate level, through baseball training, life mentoring, and school tutoring.
HBHA fosters physical and mental development, teamwork, and rule-based play through instruction in the sport of baseball.
HBHA facilitates college enrollment among students in the
New York public school system by preparing youth to compete in the sport of baseball and providing them access to scholarship opportunities at the collegiate or high school level.
Youman Wilder,founder of HBHA, has dedicated his life to the betterment of underprivileged youth,using baseball as the primary tool to getting kids off the streets, focused on schoolwork, and developing their baseball skills.
Mr. Wilder believes all kids should have the opportunity to attend college.
He provides the support and mentoring to help these kids achieve their goals.
The New York Academy of Harlem is finishing up it's 8th year of existence
As we fight to have our kids play in some of the best baseball tournaments that lead them to get in some of the best colleges in the country.
Our senior class of 2014-2015 received or are attending
Kent State in Ohio
University of Buffalo.
University Of Hartford
Given that we continue to excel, funding is still a financial grind
100% of all monies raised go to the Baseball Academy.
As we enter our 2015 year,we must continue to raise funds in which we use for batting cages, baseball tournaments as well as travel and college recruiting trips.
SAT Prep and tutoring
As we prepare for 2015
We ask that you can send anything you can to help us continue our work here in Harlem
We are a year round educational as well as baseball program,
Especially for young inner city youth who we take care of from
Middle school through 12th grade
And colleges make sure that grades and degrees are earned.
Our goals are to place kids into college through baseball scholarships
We have placed in 8 years over 100 kids into colleges.
We have never had a kid dropout or fail once they went off to college.
We provide a safe place.
But we demand excellence.
Our kids attend
U of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
College of Charleston
To name a few
Our goals are to develop quality baseball players who are even better students
Out of 100 in the program 100% high school graduation rate
100% college graduate rate..
As the only baseball year round academy in Harlem, our goal is to keep kids off the streets on a positive line and with the guidance of education being the biggest goal.
We have had some great success and we aim to keep a standard of excellence in the classroom and on the baseball field.
John Hopkins University
Oddessa College (Texas)
Associate Arts Degree
Will Continue his education@
5th rd draft pick
Savannah State University
College Graduate Degree Physics
Toronto Blue Jays
Eric M Robinson
Brewster Parker College
Draft pick by
University of Pennsylvania
2008 Draft Pick
Kansas City Royals
2012 Graduate of Chestnut Hill College
Degree in Business
Alabama A&M University
Eastern Michigan University
3rd Round Draft Pick
San Diego Padres
2012 graduate of
3rd Round Draft Pick
Kansas City Royals 2009
Jean Carlos Rodriquez
10th Round Draft Pick
Philadelphia Phillies 2008
Savanna State University
2013 graduate of
Degree in English
Currently a Professional Baseball Player With The Independent
Las Vegas Mexico Pecos
University of Southern California
Morgan Philips currently attending
The College of Charleston
2011 Draft Pick
2010 College graduate
Virginia State University
Degree in Physical Education
8th round draft pick
New Mexico Junior College (AA Degree)
2014 All-Conference selection
Jackie Bradley Jr
University of South Carolina
First round draft pick
Boston Red Sox
2x NCAA National Baseball Champion
2013 World Series Winner
Vio Sergy Rosa
18th round draft pick
Miami Marlins 2011
Graduate of St. Augustine University of
(Raleigh North Carolina)
2013 CIAA Conference
Player Of The Year
2013 NCAA All- Regional selection
Degree Computer Engineer
2014 Graduate of New Mexico Military Institute (AA Degree)
Genesis College New York
Wilton Guzmán Currently attending
University of Arkansas @Pine Bluff
OR GOAL IS TO PLACE MORE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO KIDS IN COLLEGE THAN IN THE U.S PRISON SYSTEM