July 22, 2022
Los Angeles, CA - Launched in partnership with the MLB Players Trust, the MLB Players STEM League is a new baseball-inspired Learn Fresh program for middle-school age youth. The program brings to life the energy of the sport through a board game and curriculum while cultivating students’ math and social-emotional skills.
As part of the STEM League’s launch, we co-hosted a tournament in early July in partnership with Babe Ruth League and the Bahamian National Sports Authority at the Babe Ruth 2022 Caribbean Championships, held at The Bahamas National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. Students from eight Caribbean nations from the Under-12 Championship division had the opportunity to participate in a MLB Players Trust STEM League Tournament hosted by Learn Fresh staff. Congratulations to Team Cuba for claiming victory in the MLB Players Trust STEM League Tournament, the first event in program history!
Last week we were in Los Angeles for MLB All-Star Week! To start the week, we hosted the 2022 MLB Players STEM League Championship with 12 teams of students from programs across the country! The championship round came down to Joseph and Forest of Team Goofy Ah (from BGC Greater Anaheim-Cypress) and Aiden and Aaron of the A-A Boys (Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley). Ultimately, the A-A Boys took the win. Both teams had the opportunity to attend the Home Run Derby at Dodgers Stadium, and to meet players while representing Learn Fresh and the Players Trust on the field during the event. The championship team also had a chance to talk to Tony Clark, Executive Director of the MLB Players Association!
While on the field during the Home Run Derby, Joseph, Forest, Aidan, and Aaron were shown on the big screen at the ballpark, along with a video segment highlighting the MLB Players STEM League program. Both the students and the segment were also shown on ESPN, marking the first time a Learn Fresh program has received airtime on a nationally-televised broadcast.