Charles "Choo" Smith’s "4L" philosophy, charitable activities and business ventures are guided by his need to continually focus on the needs of the youths in the communities we serve. In addition to providing direct services, CSYE is a strong proponent for educating business owners, policy makers and the community as a whole about the current issues that affect disadvantaged communities. CSYE assists in providing the community with access to the resources that provide viable solutions to the issues at hand.
Team Choo AAU Basketball
The guiding principle behind Team Choo’s participation in the AAU circuit tournaments is our belief in its educational value for our students.
The program will evaluate and correct each player’s bad habits as well as enhance and improve each player’s skills, mental toughness, work ethic, character, and Basketball IQ.
Tryouts will be held for each of the Team Choo teams. Once a participant has made the Team Choo roster each athlete will be assessed team fees to defray the cost of the tournaments and gym rentals. All fees are to be made according to the fee schedule. All team fees non-refundable.
Each Team Choo participant and their parents/guardian will be requires to agree and sign our Athlete and Parent code of Conduct.
After School Tutoring
Choo Smith Youth Empowerment currently works with local school systems to provide students from 3rd grade through 12th grade with an after school tutoring and mentoring program in an effort to keep our youth safe during the critical afternoon hours when they are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of crime.
Youth basketball summer camps at the Choo Smith Basketball Camps offer young players the same elite on-court training experience that all collegiate/NBA players receive, including off-court training from our Athletic & Personal Development specialists. The emphasis, though, is focused mainly on establishing proper fundamentals for future success.
Elite Workout Clinics
The Elite Workout Clinic is designed to offer the young athlete everything he or she needs to go to the next level. Players will participate in classroom , lectures and film breakdown.