Engaging Middle and High School Students in 21st CCLC Programs – Sept. 18, 2012

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs grantees will have an opportunity for a future partnership with the University of Arizona’s, AZ Science of Baseball (ASB) program.

The ASB Program aims to spark a passion for science in students by approaching them through a sport they love: baseball. During this training Dr. Lynne Borden and Dr. Ricardo Valerdi of the University of Arizona, will discuss youth development research and STEM program ideas to engage middle and high school students in 21st CCLC programs. 

Participants learn the principles of math, physics, and statistics as they apply them to baseball. The program’s integrated curriculum includes both academic and athletic components.  The academic curriculum is sub-divided into four modules, each organized around a fundamental baseball skill: running, hitting, fielding, throwing. Each module integrates lessons in math, science, history and social studies. Students explore the history of the Negro Leagues, the influence of culture on the game in Japan, and the implications of the rising influence of Latino ballplayers in the Major Leagues.

The teacher (UA Engineering Students) and materials would be provided as part of the package. A Field trip to the University for 21st CCLC students would incorporate support for parents on how to navigate college access. The University of Arizona’s Center for Research and Outreach utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach integrating both Research and Outreach to support those who work with and on the behalf of children, youth and their families.

Sep 18, 2012
University of Arizona
Student Union Memorial Center – Catalina Room
Tucson, AZ
Event Times: 10:00:00 AM – 1:00:00 PM



Engaging Middle and High School Students in 21st CCLC Programs: Keys to Success!– Lynne M. Borden, Ph.D.

 AZ Sci of Baseball – Prof. Ricardo Valerdi