In the late 1970s, the CTY was established. The organization nurtures the talents of younger people through various programs, and by providing them with various services and resources. Leading visionaries, such as the creator of Facebook and a co-founder of Google, were CTY students.
Another CTY student, Megan Sims, wrote a regular column in the Dallas Morning News, a paper with a readership of over 250,000, while still a sophomore in high school. The response to her bimonthly column was positive.
Milad Pooran, another former student of CTY, who was enrolled in the advanced math program, has gone on to give exemplary service as a combat medic with the National Guard. An immigrant from Iran, he is a seasoned physician who has also had the opportunity to conduct research on HIV at the National Institutes of Health.