(submitted by Melanie Beal, Lead2Legacy.org)
Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct Inc. (L.E.A.D.) introduces its nationally recognized, year-round baseball programming into Washington High School (WHS).
The year-round programming being implemented at WHS includes the Legacy League in the fall, Middle School Baseball Development League in the spring, Junior Ambassador Program in the summer and the Ambassador Program beginning in the winter and continuing through the summer.
WHS is rooted in baseball tradition with graduates such as James “Red” Moore (Atlanta Black Crackers and Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame) and Donn Clendenon (New York Mets and the 1969 World Series MVP), for whom the WHS Moore-Clendenon baseball field is named for.
“Our goal at Washington Health Science and Nutrition is to graduate every student in four years with the proper skill set and motivation to enter and complete a post secondary educational program of study or have the necessary preparation to pursue a career within the healthcare and/or nutrition/culinary industry,” said Dr. Samuel Scavella, principal at WHS School of Health Science and Nutrition. “We are excited about the partnership with L.E.A.D. Many of our students will benefit from the mentoring, real world experiences and exposure to higher education that will be provided through this partnership.”
"Washington High School has a legacy of excellence and achievement: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James ‘Red’ Moore and Donn Clendenon are only a few of the trailblazers who graduated from Washington,” said C.J. Stewart, founder and CEO of L.E.A.D. “Through our programming, we are prepared to join the team and make meaningful contributions that will benefit the student-athletes and families we serve as well as the surrounding community."