Mission Statement

Choo Smith Youth Empowerment inc. Is dedicated to developing and implementing programming that facilitates positive growth in the lives of the youth we serve, as their families and the community.

Here at Choo Smith Youth Empowerment, we will only be satisfied when all youths we train and mentor reach their fullest potential and become leaders of tomorrow



Welcome to the world of Financial Adventures!
Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey where money meets fun?

Join our one-of-a-kind financial literacy class and prepare to unlock the secrets of financial success while having a blast along the way. Together, we’ll navigate through the exhilarating maze of budgets, investments, and savings, while dodging the traps of debt and impulse spending.

Get ready to unleash your inner money maestro and conquer the financial challenges that lie ahead. So, grab your financial passport and get ready to set sail on the voyage of a lifetime!



Are you a student passionate about sports and fascinated by the science behind athletic performance? Look no further! Our exciting & fun Intro to Sports Medicine Program is the ultimate opportunity for you to dive into the captivating world where sports and medicine collide.

This program will give students an in-depth understanding of the human body’s incredible capabilities, teach cutting-edge injury prevention techniques/emergency care principles, and help students discover the secrets to optimizing athletic performance.

Whether you dream of becoming a sports medicine professional or want to enhance your athletic journey, this program will ignite your passion and help unleash your inner athlete. So join us for a thrilling adventure in sports medicine!

Choo Smith Youth Empowerment

A non-profit organization which focuses on the personal development of youth.




Are you ready for a summer bursting with creativity, fun, and learning? Ready to watch your child unleash their artistic flair and dive headfirst into the thrilling realms of music, screenplay writing, stage acting, and filmmaking? Say no more – we’ve got you covered!

This is the perfect time for your child to explore their creative passions, learn new skills and make lasting memories! Secure their spot today and set the stage for a summer full of artistic adventures. Watch out, world - here come the next generation of artists!



Are you interested in exploring the world of drones and learning how they are changing the future of technology? Look no further than our Drone STEAM Program!
Our program is designed to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) through hands-on experiences with drones.Students will have the opportunity tolearn about the principles of flight, aerodynamics, and navigation, as well as the technology behind drone design and operation.
Each student will learn how to operate and fly drones safely, understanding the importance of following regulations, and respecting airspace. Students will work in teams to learn how to fly drones through obstacle courses and aerial photography missions. In addition to technical skills, our program also emphasizes teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as learning about future career opportunities flying drones. This program is suitable for students as young as 8 years of age.

Join us for an exciting and educational experience that will inspire the next generation of drone pilots and engineers!


Whole Child Theory Mentorship PROGRAM

Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Mentorship Program is where we embrace the Whole Child Theory to empower and uplift our youth. Our program goes beyond traditional mentorship by taking a holistic approach that nurtures the physical, emotional, social, and academic aspects of each child. Through guidance and support, we aim to foster their potential and instill confidence in their abilities.
At our core, we believe that every child possesses unique talents and strengths, which deserve to be recognized and developed. Our dedicated mentors work closely with each mentee, identifying their passions and interests to tailor a meaningful mentoring experience. By encouraging self-expression and creativity, we aim to ltivate well-rounded individuals who are not only academically successful but also socially conscious and emotionally resilient.
Through various interactive workshops, community]engagement initiatives, and skill-building activities, our program seeks to enrich the lives of our mentees. We foster a sense of belonging and a safe space for open communication, enabling them to avigate challenges with resilience and determination
We understand the importance of a supportive environment outside of the home/classroom and the impact it can have on a child’s overall development. By implementing th Whole Child Theory, Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Mentorship Program, strives to create positive, lasting changes in the ives of our young participants, building a stronger, more compassionate community for the future. Together, we aim to inspire greatness and introduce an oasis of opportunity for every child we serve.


Transition Readiness PROGRAM

Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Comprehensive Transition Readiness Program, catering to students transitioning from Elementary to Middle School, Middle to High School, and High School to the workforce or college. We firmly believe that these crucial transitions require adequate preparation and support to ensure the success and growth of our youth.
At our program, we embrace the Whole Child Theory to address the multifaceted needs of each individual. We understand that readiness extends beyond academic achievements and encompasses emotional, social, and practical skills. Our mentors and educators are dedicated to guiding and empowering students to navigate these pivotal stages with confidence and readiness.
For students moving from Elementary to Middle School, we focus on developing essential study habits, time management skills, and fostering self-confidence. By creating a supportive environment, we help them adapt to the changes and challenges of a new educational setting.
During the Middle to High School transition, we emphasize building strong peer relationships, effective communication, and self-advocacy. We encourage students to explore their interests and passions, laying a strong foundation for their high school journey.
As students approach the transition from High School to the workforce or college, we equip them with critical life skills such as financial literacy, resume building, and interview techniques. Moreover, we provide guidance on choosing the right career path or college major, helping them make informed decisions about their future.
Our Transition Readiness Program recognizes the uniqueness of each student, and we tailor our approach to meet their individual needs. Through workshops, experiential learning, and community involvement, we foster well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

By ensuring our youth are ready for these significant transitions, we aim to create a generation of confident, resilient, and socially responsible individuals who will make positive contributions to society.



You’re Going To Learn Today: Civic Engagement and Voting Education for Youth

YGLT Junior is an engaging and age-appropriate course designed to introduce youth aged 8 to 13 to the fundamentals of civic engagement, voting, and the structure of government at local, state, and federal levels. Through interactive activities, games, and discussions, young leaders and scholars understand not only the importance of voting and participation in politics but also the nuances and rules of the electoral process. The overall goal is to provide understanding as to how voting translates to improving quality of life and gaining power over your future.  


Sports Training PROGRAM

Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Sports Training Program, where we are dedicated to fostering excellence in, basketball, weight training, and speed & agility. Our program is designed to provide aspiring athletes with top-notch coaching and a comprehensive training experience, enabling them to reach their full potential in their chosen sports.  
For basketball enthusiasts, our program emphasizes honing essential techniques, such as shooting, dribbling, and defensive strategies. Through individualized coaching and team drills, we strive to build well-rounded players who can thrive in various game situations  
Our weight training sessions are tailored to help athletes build strength, power, and endurance. We prioritize injury prevention and proper form, ensuring that our athletes are physically prepared to meet the demands of their sports.  
In the realm of speed & agility training, we focus on enhancing athletes’ quickness, agility, and footwork. Whether on the court or the field, these skills are essential for outperforming opponents and achieving peak athletic performance.  
Choo Smith Youth Empowerment Sports Training Program, prioritize the holistic development of each athlete, emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. Through a positive and supportive environment, we encourage personal growth and instill values that go beyond athletic achievements.  

We welcome athletes of all skill levels and backgrounds, as we believe in providing equal opportunities for growth and success.

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