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Haese Academy has developed an expanded program designed to empower student-athletes with the skills to break the cycle of poverty. Working from the ground up we provide access to quality primary education, college preparatory education, consistent nutrition, and life mentorship & management. Our reach is continually expanding and the hard work and dedication of many is having a great impact.

2020-2021 and 2021-2022


Our inaugural year started with 12 students, divided into two classes. It later grew to 17 students - ten (10) in our older group and seven (7) in our younger group.. With the advantage of small class sizes, our students were able to grow tremendously in their first year. 

- 83% demonstrated at least one full year of academic growth

- 73% demonstrated at least 1.5 years of academic growth 

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Our second full school year started off with a bang with enrollment more than doubling from the start of year 1. Our school now consists of 30 kids divided evenly in three classes. Our kids are projected to achieve the following by the end of the school year:

- 100% of the kids in year 2 of our program will be reading and writing at grade level in their native language

-50% of our kids will be reading and writing at grade level in two (2) languages

2016 - 2021 Impact
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While working hard to sign a professional contract, Yoelvin enrolled in high school when he moved in with the Haese family in 2016. Yoelvin signed with the White Sox in 2018, finished his GED program in 2020, and received his diploma in an on-field celebration as a Top-30 Prospect in 2021. 

He is a rising star within the White Sox organization and will start 2022 in Double A.


After being released as a professional baseball player in 2020, Jose arrived on campus in early 2021 on a mission; to secure a scholarship to study in the United States.

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with the Kansas City Royals, after 8-months of intensive studying and training in English, a scholarship was secured for Jose at Kansas Christian College.

Jose is penciled in as the ace of the staff for KCC and carries a 3.9 GPA. 

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