Action Team February 2015 Newsletter

Action Team February 2015 Newsletter

Each month the Action Team Newsletter highlights the Action Team Captains and their combined efforts to give back to their communities

Action Team Captains Past and Present Meet up in Queens, NY The Queens Vocational High School Action Team were joined by Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and Chris Capuano of the New York Yankees and Action Team Captains from up and down the east coast at their youth baseball clinic

Action Team Captains Past and Present gather at Queens Vocational HS Below: New York Yankees' pitcher Chris Capuano, (third from the right), participated in a classroom chat session with current and former Action Team Captains, Lyman Smith of Volunteers of America (left) and Melissa Persaud of the Players Trust (third from left)

Miami Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and New York Yankees' pitcher Chris Capuano shared baseball playing and volunteering tips with Action Team Captains when they attended the Queens Vocational indoor youth baseball clinic

Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Zach Britton teamed up with Captains from West Ranch High School (CA) to help 'Feed the Children'

HB Woodlawn (VA) Action Team Captains help out with a food distribution activity of their own

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CONTENT: Newsletter

Blast from the past

Former Action Team Captains Neil Kirschling, of the West Deptford (NJ) Action Team, and Kari Foley, from St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park,  Minnesota, were able to personally witness just how much the Action Team youth volunteer program has expanded, when they traveled to New York to be a part of an indoor baseball clinic hosted by the Queens Vocational Action Team. They relished in the continued strength of the Action Team program and shared with the Captains from Queens just how much being a part of the Action Team has shaped their future.

"Now I'm seeing the direct path from the Action Team to what I am doing today. Everything just comes full circle," said Neil, who recently graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Public Affairs.

Joining both past and present Action Team Captains were Miami Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and New York Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano. Together they helped Queens Vocational Action Team Captains--members of their school's baseball team--with their youth baseball clinic and to participate in the taping of a new Action Team Public Service Announcement (PSA).

To read more about the Action Team reunion click here.

To see more behind the scene photos of the 2015 Action Team PSA shoot visit our photo gallery.

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Watch It! Major Leaguers and Action Team Teens help with local Canyon Clean Up

Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar and Rob Rasmussen took part in El Camino Real Charter High School Action Team's monthly clean up of Woolsey Canyon in Woodland Hills, California. 

In the video below you'll meet both Kevin Pillar and Rob Rasmussen along with Alonzo Solarez, El Camino faculty sponsor, and Blake Sperling, El Camino Action Team Captain, as they share their experiences with the clean up and the importance of getting involved, making a difference and inspiring your peers to do the same.


Meet Our Newest Action Teams

When you join the Action Team you're joining a team that's more than 50,000 strong.  We have Action Teams of student volunteers in high schools across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, as well as in Puerto Rico and Japan. 

We'd like to formally welcome our newest Action Team schools:

Baton Rouge Magnet High, Baton Rouge, LA

Greenwood High School, Bowling Green, KY

McLean High School, McLean, VA

Temecula Valley High School, Temecula, CA

WT White High School, Dallas, TX

We'd also like to welcome our newest Action Team Ambassador:

Sarah Moyer, Riverview High School, FL

Welcome to the Action Team family!

Click here for the full list of Action Team schools.