Founded by Shira Ackerman & Mathis Crowder in 2011, Creating Young Minds Academy is using basketball to help change young mens' lives and learn valuable lessons.
Creating Young Minds is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit organization located in Lewisville, Texas. CYM was created to help young men achieve success in life that otherwise would be unavailable to them. We focus on teaching, grooming, and developing young athletes into young men. The primary objective is to teach young men how to have a purpose in life, how to humble themselves, work hard, and have good character.
The young men living in our communities will gain a broader appreciation for self and others, education, and athletics through basketball, school, support and guidance.
We focus on teaching young men about the importance of education, hard work and being humble in all aspects of life.