Children in underserved communities experience troubling opportunity gaps starting from the moment they are born. These gaps include low birth weights, hunger, physically and emotionally unsafe environments and sub-standard after-school programming. Rookie League, Jays Care's baseball-for-development program, is designed to provide children and youth with skills, experiences and role models to help them overcome these gaps.
Rookie League supports marginalized families through fun, high-quality, skill-building programs that children love. For some, Rookie League is a baseball-for-development activity that takes place weekly. For others, it is a robust seven-week summer day camp. For everyone, Rookie League is designed to be a best-in-class experience that enables parents and caregivers to feel confident that their children are safe, active, surrounded by well-trained and inspiring local role models, and engaging in activities that are specifically designed to help them learn essential life skills.