Â Grand Slam Foundation's mission is to provide children and youth with healthy and safe alternatives in organized sports and through a variety of complementary programs and services in order to assist these young people in achieving their goals on and off the field.
Grand Slam was born through the recognition of the many benefits participation in sports can have on children and youth. Participation in organized sports provides an opportunity for young people to increase their physical activity while making valuable contributions to physical, social and emotional skill development and well-being.
Grand Slam combines a powerful sense of social consciousness, cultural relevance, and program innovation in developing initiatives and services designed to meet the full range of these youth's needs. Grand Slam's distinct position lies in its efforts to meet urban youth needs by anchoring its program offerings in organized sports such as baseball and softball.Â Organized sports serve not only as a facilitator of physical, social, and emotional development but also as a way to attract and engage youth participants in critical interventions that will lead to their personal, academic and professional development and thus their success as members of the community.