Our unique, 6-week course uses the lens of baseball to develop leadership qualities for students, connect them with employment opportunities and to mentor them through the process of becoming an official and beyond.
In addition, we will provide connections with Major League Baseball Umpires so students can hear their stories and learn from their journeys. The National Baseball Hall of Fame also will provide a virtual tour of its amazing baseball memorabilia, including some special items from umpires.
We are partnering with Minor League Baseball Umpire, Jen Pawol, and her established Evolve Junior Umpire Program to teach students umpire mechanics. By the end of this course, students will be ready to confidently officiate baseball and softball games.
We are grateful for the support of The National Baseball Hall of Fame, FineMark Bank & Trust, Jen Pawol and Evolve 2 Excellence, Jim Joyce, Jim Kirk and his team at Ump-Attire.com, Big League Chew, Malachi Moore, the team at the DREAM Charter School, the staffs at the MLB Youth Academies in Washington, D.C., and in Houston, Tim Kiefer of MIBTonline.com, and educators Jennifer Tumpane and Tom Dolan for their guidance in making this program a reality. Thanks also to Mike Lawrence for his professional photos from the DREAM Charter School!