**Gio Abreu, St. Raymonds HS, New York
TURNING YOUNG BOYS INTO GOOD STRONG MEN
2 Decades ago
Youman Wilder noticed that a alarming number of talented baseball players from the communities of Harlem and the South Bronx were going unnoticed.
Despite great talent they were not reaching their full potential due to constraints out of their control.
Harlem Hitting Academy was built to reverse this effect.
Harlem Hitting Academy was made to give youth from underprivileged communities the opportunity to get higher education and play sports at the same time.
Training to Excel
Fairfield Basketball Coach
"Baseball is his vehicle, but Youman’s impact goes far beyond the baseball diamond or batting cages—the Harlem Baseball Hitting Academy is a safe haven, a place where dreams and potential are realized—lives are changed for the better."
St Vincent College
"Coming to the Harlem Baseball Academy was a serious game changer. I learned hard work and being dedicated to getting better only made me better. I learned not just baseball but how to be a beter student and person."
TEAM-USA Gold Medal Winner
2016 GATORADE POY
"Being in the HBHA has changed my baseball game for the better, and more importantly Youman has taught me the value of hard work and dedication, which are values that extend way beyond the baseball field."