Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Transition Readiness Program is  designed to prepare students academically and socially for the next  level of education. Elementary to Middle School, Middle School to  High School, and High School to College or Workforce. These  intensive sessions will prepare each student on what will be  expected of them in their transition to the next level of their lives.

Our program is designed for each level of transition to help our  students to be successful in the classroom.


“ Kids in Transition“ (Ages 5-9)

“Youth in Transition”(Ages 10-12)

“Transition Age Youth” (Ages 13-16)

“ Youth Aging Out” (Ages 16-18)

“League of Life” (Ages 18-24)

Services Offered:

  • Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Workforce Development
  • Sports Development
  • College Tours
  • A Day in the Life (Worksite visits)
  • Career Fairs
  • College Application Support
  • And More!
An estimated 2.8 to 5 million young people aged 16 to 24 are neither in school nor employed (National League of Cities, 2018)


  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Training
  • Trade Training: Barber,  Cosmetologist, Trucking (CDL),  Software Development, Engineering,  Architecture, Culinary, Real Estate,  Landscaping etc.
  • Entrepreneurial /Ingenuity Clinics
  • Job Offers & Supports
  • Partnerships w/ local businesses
  • Credit Awareness/Financial Literacy
  • Worksite Visits
  • Career Fairs
  • Leadership & management training
  • And More!


Choos’ Kidz doesn’t end when our  scholars leave the program. We build  bonds that will last a lifetime. We  partner with colleges, corporations and  small businesses to make sure our  scholars are ready for the “League of  Life.” We collect data up to 5 years  after our scholars enter the  workforce/college to track how our  program has impacted them.

At the completion of the program, CSYE  will provide scholarships for students  headed to college or grants for students  who take the entrepreneurial track .

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