The Atlanta Braves have teamed up with Daniel H. Stanton Elementary school for a long-term partnership to help improve reading performance, decrease absenteeism, increase parent participation and encourage physical activity among students.
The Braves are also engaged in numerous other activities with the school throughout the year including hosting students on field trips, holding a luncheon to honor teachers and staff, participating in Career Day activities, and providing Braves tickets to students as an incentive for perfect attendance.
In May 2009, the Braves received the coveted A+ Award in recognition of the team's long-standing partnership with D.H. Stanton. Presented annually by Atlanta Partners for Education, a joint venture between Atlanta Public Schools and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the A+ Awards celebrate achievement and excellence in educational partnerships between Atlanta Public Schools and metro Atlanta businesses and organizations. The award encourages the pursuit of excellence in education while focusing public attention on educational achievements in the Atlanta Public Schools and successful partnerships between schools and the business community.