About Us

Court. Community. Career.

Alley Oop Hoops, Inc. is a mentoring program dedicated to equitable education and professional development. We are committed to building a diverse talent pipeline, and bridging the 91% disparity in STEM careers. 

Why the name? We connect youth to community advocates through our shared love of the game of basketball. Our mentors help student athletes reach their full potential on and off the court, with programs focused on leadership development, STEM education, entrepreneurship, career readiness, community engagement, and wellness, both physical and mental.

​The organization was founded by Raleigh-native Josh Haymond in June 2020, as an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 85-1483359. All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.

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Areas of impact

Success in education and career, through STEM, financial literacy and entrepreneurship stewardship.

Build community leaders, through awareness of community issues, relationship awareness, and leadership programming. 

Promote a healthy lifestyle, through physical, emotional, nutritional, and intellectual learning. ​

Impact areas include:

Meet The Team

We manage the logistics — finding the students, location, transportation, supplies, volunteer training — so that all you have to do is show up and share what you love.

Josh Haymond
Josh Haymond

Founder & President

Tori Cook
Tori Cook

Program Coordinator

Braysion Wright
Braysion Wright

Operations Coordinator

 

Board of Directors

We have an active board well known in the communities we serve. Our Board Members, alongside mentoring, are integral parts of our organization's mission and impact.

 

Our Board has consistently supported programming on the front lines of the communities' needs.

Derek Boone
Derek Boone

Technology Leader

Michele Douglass
Michele Douglass

Youth Advocate

Joyce Fang
Joyce Fang

Marketing Leader

Ralston Turner
Ralston Turner

Financial Advisor

Justin Youngblood
Justin Youngblood

Healthcare Sales

Our Network

At Alley Oop Hoops, our community ties run deep. We know our impact is compounded when we partner with local organizations with the same commitment to diversifying and improving the future of the Triangle. 

Learn more about our sponsors, community partners, and trusted vendors.

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