The Stacy and Bo Porter Self Foundation (SELF) is a 501c3 non profit agency that is committed to providing students from ages 12 to 18 who attend inner-city schools with a nurturing environment to promote academic achievement through our before and after-school mentorship sports education programs. Our programs include tutorial assistance, academic achievement, life skills activities, field trips, sports activities and leadership training. Through these interactive programs some of the issues we address are bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, good mental and physical health, suicide, teen pregnancy, drug addiction and gang violence. Our goal is to partner with schools to help eradicate general poverty and childhood obesity. We believe that Education + Exposure = Empowerment.


The Stacey and Bo Porter SELF Foundation provides and supports programs that are dedicated to improving and impacting the lives of middle and high school students through Sports, Education, Life Skills and Faith.  With an emphasis on our youth’s fitness, education, and social well-being. Our programs provide the important building blocks for the Foundation’s mission of nurturing the whole child athletically, academically, and socially.  We pledge our full support in order to provide the finest programs to improve and enhance the overall success of middle and high school students in underserved communities.

SELF Foundation Founders

  • The Stacey and Bo Porter S.E.L.F. Foundation was established in 2012 by Former MLB Manager Bo Porter and his wife, Stacey.  The Porters have been involved in mentoring and coaching young student-athletes since their days at the University of Iowa.  Both were standout students and athletes… Bo has made his career in professional baseball, first as a player, then as a coach, and as a manager.  He and Stacey are deeply committed to giving back to the community, using their personal life stories as examples to inspire and instruct young people.  They are committed to impacting the lives of people from all walks of life.
  • Over the past ten years, Bo has developed and refined a strong model for strengthening young people’s athletic skills, dedication to academics, and character through programs offered after school, during holiday breaks, and over the summer in Houston.  Bo’s Houston base program has assisted and witnessed over 100 student-athletes receiving college scholarships in both athletics and academics.  Many of those student-athletics have graduated from college and are now highly productive first-class citizens in our community.  The program also produced several professional baseball players as well.
  • Bo and Stacey have also reached out to the communities in which Bo has coached – in Houston, Arizona, Florida, and Washington, D.C. – to underserved children, exposing them to professional baseball players as examples of the way hard work and discipline can change a person’s life.  Now Bo and Stacey are building on that experience and success by launching the Stacey and Bo Porter SELF Foundation to formalize these programs and expand them so they can serve more people.
  • The Stacey and Bo Porter S.E.L.F. Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization. Our programs will ensure that the Foundation’s Mission of maturing the whole person physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually can be sustained in our communities.

Staff Members

  • Michelle Burrell, Program Director
  • Rosalyn Lillie, Office Manager

Board of Directors

  • Bo Porter, Board Chairman
  • Stacey Porter, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Hughes, Secretary
  • Robert Duncan, Honorary Chair
  • Beverly Porter, Honorary Chair

Board Members

  • Cathy Brock
  • John Duncan
  • Robert Fondren, Jr.
  • Vernita Harris
  • Shaye Henderson
  • Graciela Saenz
  • Gloria Walker
  • Kara Willis
  • Kenneth Zenon

Advisory Committee Members

  • Amanda Brock
  • Charles Cade
  • Tony Chase
  • Roland Garcia
  • Jeff Love
  • Albert Myres
  • Tracey Prince
  • Ricky Raven
  • Scott Rozzell
  • Dr. John Seger
  • Rhonda Smith
  • George Springer
  • Shawn Taylor
  • Kim Thompson
  • Fred Zeidman