The Cannonball Foundation
PO Box 241
The rising cost of youth sports and college tuition, combined with the shrinking of school and family budgets, have forced an increasing number of children to abandon their dreams and lose critical access and opportunities for achieving a higher education. The Cannonball Foundation partners with the nationâs most dynamic and inclusive independent secondary schools, higher education institutions and leading professionals to create a vibrant learning community granting access to life changing personal development opportunities.
Number of Students Served:
Partnerships, grants, individual donors
The Cannonball Foundation embraces sports as a platform to offer student-athletes from underrepresented communities opportunities for academic support, college counseling, competitive play and mentoring to shape lifelong learners and leaders.
The Cannonball Prospects program goal is to provide a socioeconomically diverse cohort of academically successful high school students demonstrating potential in leadership and athletics with preparation for graduation success on and off the playing field at our world’s finest higher education institutions. Cannonball Prospects receive financial assistance based on merit and financial need to combat the rising costs of essential academic, personal and athletic counseling. Throughout the year, The Cannonball Foundation’s team of counselors and coaches lead workshops at independent secondary schools and colleges throughout the country. Each school is selected for its supportive community, as well its commitment to being a private school with a demonstrated public purpose. Each college visits include a tour of campus, Q & A with an admissions representative, discussion with members of the baseball or athletic department and counseling on the college admissions process. Topics covered range from navigating and completing the common application to understanding financial aid to making the right college match to how to get recruited. The program seeks to shape leaders with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to complete credit-bearing college courses, participate in workplace training programs, and enter economically viable career pathways upon completion.
College counseling, mindful-leadership training, test prep, writing.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):