What Drives Us
The AYBO is a non-profit organization based in San Diego California, that specializes in the higher education of exceptional student athletes on the continent of Africa through the game of basketball. Our goal is to give these student athletes the opportunity to gain high school diplomas and college degrees as well as play the game of basketball at the highest levels. The AYBO is dedicated to placing student athletes in the top schools throughout the United States with the emphasis on higher education on and especially off the court in the classroom. The AYBO is also dedicated to building the knowledge and popularity of the game of basketball through grassroots programs, camps, and clinics in Africa, with our base in Accra, Ghana. The emphasis of these programs is to build elite youth teams that will travel the world to play and gain exposure and experience.
The AYBO is dedicated to the higher education of student athletes in Africa. Our goal is that the great game of basketball is a vehicle by which exceptional young student athletes can obtain high school diplomas and college degrees in a wide variety of areas. The AYBO also encourages its young people to return to their origins once their playing days have expired and better their neighborhoods and countries and to be role models to the next generation of students and student athletes. The AYBO fully understands that, although the discipline and competitiveness of sports never fade, the physical aspect must come to an end at some point. Some students will end their playing days once they graduate and earn a diploma. Others will get the opportunity to play professionally. The education that they have earned, combined with their discipline and competitiveness nurtured though the game of basketball, will serve them for the rest of their lives in the workforce, their families, their home countries, and hopefully allow them to change the world for better. With the AYBO… Education is the ultimate goal.
Discipline and Competition
The AYBO supports the importance of discipline and competition throughout the numerous coaching clinics, skills and recruiting camps, games and tournaments. The AYBO emphasizes discipline on and off the court, and competing with heart and passion. These elements in a student athlete are highly sought after by educators, coaches, and later in life by workforces of the world. The AYBO strives to teach young people to rely on these elements and show- with action- the benefit and rewards.
Knowledge and Love of the Game
The grassroots program that the AYBO creates is one based out of the love of the game of basketball. Basketball is a sport that has touched and saved the lives of many throughout the world. It’s an art form that is played everywhere from California to China. Whether playing professionally throughout the world or playing at your local outdoor court, the joy of basketball is alive and stronger than ever. The AYBO is dedicated to spreading the love and joy of basketball to as many people worldwide as it can. Whether for exercise, educational progression, or for a profession, we believe in the many wonderful pleasures and lessons that the game of basketball brings to the table. The AYBO will do its part to bring this to the world. Starting with youth as young as 7 years old, the AYBO promotes the game and strives to create a new generation of basketball lovers that will pass down their passion for the game and build a legacy.
The AYBO uses the game of basketball to give young student athletes exposure on and off the court. We push to have kids play basketball at the highest levels against the best competition worldwide. This exposure allows for many wonderful, and often life changing, experiences that will greatly shape the lives of young people. The game of basketball can expose student athletes to different cultures and environments that they would not otherwise have an opportunity to explore. The exposure also puts these student athletes in front of many educators and coaches that otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to see the talents, elements, and skills that makes these young people special.