Education Before Basketball

Education Before Basketball was founded in 2010 by Kenneth Thompson. Taking his love of the game and his desire to make a difference in his community, Kenneth formed Education Before Basketball, a mentoring and basketball program to guide young people in the journey to adulthood assisting them in avoiding the pitfalls of their community and environment. 


The mission of The Gussie Wortham Foundation’s pilot program Education Before Basketball is to improve life skills, through mentoring, improve academic performance through tutoring, improve athletic performance through teaching fundamentals and healthier eating habits, foster teamwork through competition, reduce the incidence of behavioral problems by providing positive recreational, educational and social opportunities to our youth. We also promote parental involvement in our program, which is geared to assist youth in cities and towns throughout the country.


Executive Director/Founder

Mr. Kenneth Thompson


“Without the proper mindset/nutrition your body will be an unproductive vessel for your voyage in life”



Education Before Basketball is a program for young men and women ages 10-18. This program is designed to promote academics before athletics. 


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We are a recognized 501 c(3) organization by the IRS

Federal I.D. #27-0091545

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