The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is a year-round educational and athletic facility designed to provide high-quality after-school and summer learning programs for boys and girls in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.
Creative programming, based on nationally acclaimed models, will help boys and girls:
? Develop a passion for and skill in the game of baseball
? Improve English Language Arts, Science and Mathematics outcomes
? Be physically active, learn about nutrition and how to cook healthy foods
? Grow through the years with an organization committed to their success
WNYBA invites qualified volunteers to support its academic enrichment programs. These mentors will build a rich community that exposes young scholars to new perspectives and many forms of support. Our mentors, in turn, are rewarded with the experience of making a dramatic and clear impact on the lives of young people — and they are connected with a like minded adults who share both a passion for the game as well as education.
Teaching Mentors Commitment
What: Teach a small group of 3rd or 4th graders in a core academic subject: Math or English Language Arts, using provided baseball themed lessons.
When: One night a week from 5:30-7:30 pm, on Monday or Tuesday, + 1 hour of lesson preparation per week.
Mentors do not need to have any prior teaching experience to be a mentor and the curriculum is pre-developed and highly-structured. All we ask of you is your time and your energy. You will be a role model to your scholars, and you will play an important part in their lives as you develop relationships with them.
? Ability to make an academic year long commitment, September to May.
? Ability to lead engaging activities and lessons.
? Complete an interview, background check process, and TB Test.
? Flexibility and willingness to learn and attend all required trainings.
The following qualities are preferred but not required:
? Experience working with youth.
? Experience with curriculum and instruction.
? A working knowledge of the rules of baseball/softball.