ZYEP launched a youth basketball league in 2011 and since our initial season, our basketball league has flourished. Today, we are able to connect more than 200 youth to 40 community coaches in a basketball league that celebrates Zuni youth and unites the entire community. Young people practice twice a week, learning lessons about the sport, good nutrition, and their Zuni language and kinship system. Our young players report improvements in basketball skills, health, and happiness — and parents report improvements in their children’s self-confidence, health, and happiness.