The Harlem Baseball Hitting Academy

Joined in January 2015

About Us

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

Allegheny State

University of Buffalo.

Tulane University

Stony-Brook University

Stanford University

Grambling University

Coppin State

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

Temple University

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.

Jake Rogers

Currently attending

John Hopkins University

Sam Kaplan

Currently attending

Pomona College

Ed Corinel

2014 Graduate

Oddessa College (Texas)

Associate Arts Degree

Will Continue his education@ 

Stoney-Brook University

Gaunlett Eldermire

Ohio University

5th rd draft pick

Philadelphia Phillies

Darien Campbell

Savannah State University

College Graduate Degree Physics

2013 Graduate

Victor Rosario

Currently Attending

Temple University

Francisco Gracesqui

Toronto Blue Jays

Eric M Robinson

Tufts University

2014 Graduate

Fernando Frias

Currently attending

Brewster Parker College

2014 Graduate

Draft pick by

Washington Nationals

Rawlin Rosario

Currently attending

University of Pennsylvania

Michael Antonio

2008 Draft Pick

Kansas City Royals

Daquan Love

Currently attending

Morehouse College

P.J Kidd

2012 Graduate of Chestnut Hill College

Degree in Business

Paolo Glaude'

2013 Graduate

Alabama A&M University

Degree In

Pharmaceutical Engineering

Noel Santos

Currently attending

Eastern Michigan University

Everette Williams

3rd Round Draft Pick

San Diego Padres

Stephen Elmore

2012 graduate of

Princeton University

Degree Business

Michael Antonio

3rd Round Draft Pick

Kansas City Royals 2009

Jean Carlos Rodriquez

10th Round Draft Pick

Philadelphia Phillies 2008

Jakeel Daniels

Currently attending

Savanna State University

Julian McWilliams

2013 graduate of

Temple University

Degree in English

Currently a Professional Baseball Player With The Independent

Las Vegas Mexico Pecos

Edgar Machuca

Currently attending

University of Southern California

Morgan Philips currently attending

The College of Charleston

2011 Draft Pick

Cincinnati Reds

John Bivens

2010 College graduate

Virginia State University

Degree in Physical Education

8th round draft pick

Milwaukee Brewers

Alexis Torres

Currently attending

Flager University

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

Odessa College

18th round draft pick

Miami Marlins 2011

Andre Brown

Currently attending

Syracuse University


Vasco Wellington

Currently attending.

City College

Ariel Polanco

Graduate of St. Augustine University of

(Raleigh North Carolina)

2013 CIAA Conference

Player Of The Year

2013 NCAA All- Regional selection

Degree Computer Engineer

Phoenix DeChamps

Currently attending

Wagner College

Angel Peguerro

2014 Graduate of New Mexico Military Institute (AA Degree)

Currently Attending

Grambling University

Jorge Toribio

Currently attending

Queens College(NY)

Eric Alcantara

Currently attending

Genesis College New York

Wilton Guzmán Currently attending

University of Arkansas @Pine Bluff

Stephen Alamais

Currently Attending

Tulane University

Kevin Tise

Currently Attending

Hartford University


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…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Sports & Recreation


  • 628 west 151 street, Harlem, NY 10031, United States

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