(HOUSTON, TX February 17, 2013) – City Youth Exposure hosted a trip to the NBA All-Star Jam Session for disadvantaged youth of Houston during the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas. The trip was funded by André Farr, Chairman and CEO of the Black Sports Agents Association (BSAA) and supported by Damon Zumwalt, CEO and Jim Granger, President of Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), who provided the tickets for the youth and volunteers. This trip gave the participating youth, who are passionate about basketball, the opportunity to be a part of this rare experience. “Our goal was to invest in their athletic abilities and probable future in athletics”, says executive director, Layah Willis. The youth were thankful and ecstatic to experience an event that featured fun and interactive basketball activities, where they showed off their enthusiasm for athletics and practiced their skills.
CYE gives special thanks to volunteer and Houston, Texas native, Jay Brown who initiated contact with a local basketball team and helped facilitate the event.
About CYE: City Youth Exposure (CYE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California that introduces youth to people, places and things that they would not normally or easily experience in their daily lives. The main focus of CYE is to enhance young lives through exposure, education, expression, and empowerment.
We are dedicated to changing lives by providing diverse and unique experiences that educate and empower youth. Our vision is to be a source that helps youth grow hope in their future, pursue their dreams, and become greater contributions to society by reaching their full potential.
CYE provides opportunities for youth to have experiences that allow them to:
- Learn from positive and enriching experiences.
- Open their eyes to new possibilities.
- Be active in activities that are not available in their communities.
- Express themselves through creative activities.
- Discover their passions and interests
- Receive guidance that helps them plan for their future and establish high standards and goals.
- Develop a positive outlook on life.
- Increase their hope for a promising future.
- Recognize their personal value and develop a positive identity.
The Executive Director of City Youth Exposure (CYE) announces that she is thrilled to have Black Sports Agents Association (BSAA) CEO, André Farr as the non-profit’s Board Chair. The decision to appoint Andre Farr as Chair of the Board of Directors for City Youth Exposure (CYE) was finalized earlier this year. CYE’s Executive Director, Layah Willis shares her excitement for working with Farr, “I couldn’t be happier to have on my team a devoted and genuine leader like Mr. Farr. He has a heart for the betterment of others and the will to do what it takes to make what he commits to successful.” Read the full article…