About Us

L.E.A.D. (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct), a 501c3 nonprofit organization operating in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to having a significant impact on the number of inner city middle and high school student- athletes playing competitive baseball to prepare them to compete for college baseball scholarships. L.E.A.D. embraces the legacy of leadership demonstrated by African American legends in baseball and the community to inspire a new generation of players and coaches to develop and become engaged citizens in their communities and world.

How do we accomplish our Mission? It’s all in our name:

  • Launching student athletes towards educational opportunities after converting raw talent into the skills required for entry into college athletic programs
  • Exposing teens to service and local enrichment activities in order to instill a sense of responsibility, belonging and investment; key requirements for building a civically engaged individual.
  • Advising players, coaches and parents on the process of effectively supporting dreams of playing baseball on the college level.
  • Directing young men towards their promise by using the historical journey of past African American legends as the roadmap.
We believe:
  • That every young person is entitled to an opportunity successful
  • That baseball can provide valuable life lessons and access to educational opportunity
  • That financial obstacles should not be allowed to be a barrier to a young man's pursuit of his love for baseball and his need for appropriate training.
  • That young people learn to lead by leading and understand value by being valued.
  • Greatness in baseball should be defined by a player's service to his community as much as for his batting average.

Every L.E.A.D. graduate will play a key role in reshaping the future of baseball and communities by consistently demonstrating character, integrity, stellar skill sets, civic engagement and undeniable leadership

L.E.A.D. will ignite a legacy of excellence in service and leadership amongst past, present and future Major and Minor League players of color for the benefit of the game of baseball.

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