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Launched in partnership with the nonprofit Learn Fresh, MLB Players STEM League is a baseball-inspired program for middle-school age youth. This combination board game and curriculum brings to life the energy of the sport while cultivating students’ math and social-emotional skills.

 

It is a FREE resource for youth-development organizations and schools of all types, helping thousands of young people build new skills, confidence, and a passion for learning through a fun and engaging program rooted in sport.

About Learn Fresh

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Learn Fresh is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to scaling innovative STEM learning experiences that empower educators and inspire students. Through community, play, and rigorous exploration, their programs leverage students’ passion for sports and entertainment to inspire their STEM and social-emotional learning. To date, they’ve engaged over 6,000 educators and 500,000 students through experiences with 31 professional sports teams and leagues.

Tournaments and Events

Inaugural STEM League Colombia Championship 2022

On November 6 and 7, the Players Trust and our nonprofit partners, Learn Fresh and Project Beisbol, hosted the inaugural MLB Players STEM League Colombia Championship. More than 60 students went head-to-head in competitions in Bogotá and Cúcuta, showing off their math skills and good sportsmanship. Participants also received a special message from Major Leaguers Jose Quintana and Harold Ramirez.
 
We are thrilled to continue to expand MLB Players STEM League throughout Latin America and offer this program to many more incredible students! Learn Fresh’s Coach Nessah described it best:
 

“Learning paired with play transcends any language or cultural barriers created by today's world. The students in both Bogotá and Cúcuta were so excited to show off their STEM League skills and knowledge of baseball... and did they! Many walked in with their game faces on, yet didn't hold back on sportsmanship one bit. The amount of gratitude expressed by the students, their parents and coaches was absolutely unmatched.”

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Inaugural STEM League All-Star Championship
July 2022 | Los Angeles, CA

This year, the Players Trust has launched a new program in partnership with the nonprofit, Learn Fresh, called the MLB Players STEM League, an educational board game for middle-school age youth. Inspired by the game of baseball, STEM League brings to life the energy of the sport we love while cultivating the math and social-emotional skills of young students.

 

To officially kick off the program, 24 students from across the country competed in the inaugural STEM League All-Star Championship in Los Angeles on July 17, 2022. Teams went head-to-head in a single-elimination tournament and competed for the title of the first-ever All-Star Champions. The winners were invited to the Home Run Derby for a one-of-a-kind experience courtesy of Nolan Arenado.

To learn more about the STEM League All-Star Championship:

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Inaugural Caribbean Tournament of Champions

On July 8, students representing 8 Caribbean nations participated in the first-ever STEM League Caribbean Tournament of Champions in Nassau, Bahamas. The tournament took place as a special event within the Babe Ruth Caribbean Championships at the Bahamas National Stadium.


To kick off the event, Jeffrey Hammonds spoke to the group about the importance of discipline, hard work, and teamwork. The teams then went head-to-head in a thrilling competition. The winning team received a trophy and a custom Players Trust jersey…and bragging rights as the first Caribbean Tournament champs!

To learn more about the STEM League Caribbean Tournament:

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Students must "think on their feet" as they:

  • Draft their baseball teams
     

  • Analyze Player statistics to strategically lead their team
     

  • Collaborate with a peer to compete in a classroom league

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Player cards include home country and state in their bios further connecting local youth to their hometown heroes.

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Educator Trainings

To sign up for upcoming virtual or in-person educator trainings, please contact Learn Fresh at denzel@learnfresh.org

Questions?

For general questions about the program, please email playerstrust@mlbpa.org.