Empower ME Academy | Basketball Skill & Leadership Development

SPEAKING TRUTH

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.

Nelson Mandela
1918 - 2013
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Excellence is changing the status quo and raising the expectations of youth sports by offering high quality coaching/mentorship, while commiting to innovation, modeling exceptional values, and raising the standards of human service.

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THE OUTCOME?

1. Engage

Every experience is an opportunity to improve your skills. Connect with your best self to become a leader.

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THE OUTCOME?

2. Embrace

Your leadership journey doesn’t happen alone. We all get it done together. We are a family.

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THE OUTCOME?

3. Evolve

At your best, you show others the way. Become a master of teamwork and leadership.

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THE OUTCOME?

4. Become

Learn to lead with confidence. Help those around you to exceed expectations.

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We are the San Francisco Bay Area’s Empower ME Academy.

We teach all essential basketball fundamentals — all skills and concepts — plus leadership skills that go way beyond the court. We’re just better.
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TESTIMONIALS

EMA has been truly transformational for our daughter, beyond any basketball experience she has had at school or through two AAU programs. Here’s why — Jerome and his team teach much more than basketball.

David Glickman
Father of Samantha Glickman
(HS Class of 2021)
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

In a recent interview with Authority Magazine (@medium), Coach Gumbs spoke about how social enterprise organizations can pave the way for high-impact philanthropy.

In this conversation with @KarenMangia, Coach covered everything from his journey building EMA from scratch to the importance of leadership and putting the right team behind your mission.

Read the link in our bio!



#empowermeacademy #authoritymagazine #nonprofit #philanthropy #leadership #ema #empowerme #empowered #empowermeacademy #liveempowered #leaders #empowerus
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Silence and stillness can be scary for children in a distracted modern world, but it can be profoundly beneficial.

When they learn how to slow down and let go, they realize the miracle of their intuition.

Sign up for the best gift: Holiday Clinics, DEC 19-23 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

See you there! 👋🏽

#flashbackfriday #ema #empowerme #empowered #empowermeacademy #liveempowered #leaders #investinchildren #youthbasketball #empowerus #stillness #gratitude #silence #intuition
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In a recent interview with Authority Magazine (@medium), Coach Gumbs spoke about how social enterprise organizations can pave the way for high-impact philanthropy.

In this conversation with @KarenMangia, Coach covered everything from his journey building EMA from scratch to the importance of leadership and putting the right team behind your mission.

Read the link in our bio!



#empowermeacademy #authoritymagazine #nonprofit #philanthropy #leadership #ema #empowerme #empowered #empowermeacademy #liveempowered #leaders #empowerus
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Silence and stillness can be scary for children in a distracted modern world, but it can be profoundly beneficial.

When they learn how to slow down and let go, they realize the miracle of their intuition.

Sign up for the best gift: Holiday Clinics, DEC 19-23 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

See you there! 👋🏽

#flashbackfriday #ema #empowerme #empowered #empowermeacademy #liveempowered #leaders #investinchildren #youthbasketball #empowerus #stillness #gratitude #silence #intuition
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🚨Breaking🚨 Our Thanksgiving clinics on our new courts and hoops were lit. 🔥💫

Registration for our #HolidayClinics is NOW open. ⚡🏀

Link to register in the bio too.👆
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Burnout can happen to any athlete, including those participating in youth sports. ⛹️

In the new episode of Raising Runners podcast, hosted by @meraki_run_club_kids coach Tori Williams, @coach_gumbs talked about the signs of burnout, what parents and coaches can do to support their children and why youth sports programs must be a healthy environment for growth. ⚡️

Link in bio to Listen! 🎧
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In a recent interview with Authority Magazine (@medium), Coach Gumbs spoke about how social enterprise organizations can pave the way for high-impact philanthropy.

In this conversation with @KarenMangia, Coach covered everything from his journey building EMA from scratch to the importance of leadership and putting the right team behind your mission.

Read the link in our bio!



#empowermeacademy #authoritymagazine #nonprofit #philanthropy #leadership #ema #empowerme #empowered #empowermeacademy #liveempowered #leaders #empowerus
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Silence and stillness can be scary for children in a distracted modern world, but it can be profoundly beneficial.

When they learn how to slow down and let go, they realize the miracle of their intuition.

Sign up for the best gift: Holiday Clinics, DEC 19-23 at the Palace of Fine Arts.

See you there! 👋🏽

#flashbackfriday #ema #empowerme #empowered #empowermeacademy #liveempowered #leaders #investinchildren #youthbasketball #empowerus #stillness #gratitude #silence #intuition
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🚨Breaking🚨 Our Thanksgiving clinics on our new courts and hoops were lit. 🔥💫

Registration for our #HolidayClinics is NOW open. ⚡🏀

Link to register in the bio too.👆
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16 2

Burnout can happen to any athlete, including those participating in youth sports. ⛹️

In the new episode of Raising Runners podcast, hosted by @meraki_run_club_kids coach Tori Williams, @coach_gumbs talked about the signs of burnout, what parents and coaches can do to support their children and why youth sports programs must be a healthy environment for growth. ⚡️

Link in bio to Listen! 🎧
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UPDATE: SIGN UP NOW for the BEST #2022Thanksgiving clinic for children @palaceoffinearts on our new floors with pro hoops—🔗 in bio. ...

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#thankfulthursday It gives us great JOY to announce another NEW member to the EMA’s energy-giving coaching/mentoring Team— @_letig.

#funfacts

🔘1st Woman on @warriors Coaching Staff (Video Room)
🔘Former Dir. of Player Development for @calwbball
🔘Played in college and Pro-Am   
🔘Beat @klaythompson at a game of 'horse'

Favorite quote: “We can always kind of be average and do what's normal.  I'm not in this to do what's normal." Kobe Bryant

Please show 💌 by commenting below.👇📝

Don't forget to follow her too.
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