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?

You asked, we listened! You wanted more opportunities to play? Join the first of our triannual 𝟯𝗩𝟯 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

🗓️ We are thrilled to announce a save the date for this year's 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 held on Saturday, November 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
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It’s generational ⚡️ ...

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You asked, we listened! You wanted more opportunities to play? Join the first of our triannual 𝟯𝗩𝟯 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

🗓️ We are thrilled to announce a save the date for this year's 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 held on Saturday, November 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
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It’s generational ⚡️ ...

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of connecting with like-minded leaders such as David Meltzer (@davidmeltzer)

He’s a top-notch specialist in his field, and our CEO, Coach Gumbs (@coach_gumbs), recently sat down with him (virtually) to answer a thought-provoking question.

➡️ Tune in to hear what was said...
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On Sundays, we hoop! 🏀 ...

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#HappyHispanicHeritageMonth

Join us in celebrating the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic community 🎉
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“Believe in your potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” Roy. T Bennett

Take your game to the next level with us, a people-before-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering YOU!
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You asked, we listened! You wanted more opportunities to play? Join the first of our triannual 𝟯𝗩𝟯 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀.

🗓️ We are thrilled to announce a save the date for this year's 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 held on Saturday, November 25th. Stay tuned for more info!
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It’s generational ⚡️ ...

38 3

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of connecting with like-minded leaders such as David Meltzer (@davidmeltzer)

He’s a top-notch specialist in his field, and our CEO, Coach Gumbs (@coach_gumbs), recently sat down with him (virtually) to answer a thought-provoking question.

➡️ Tune in to hear what was said...
...

67 6

On Sundays, we hoop! 🏀 ...

88 11

#HappyHispanicHeritageMonth

Join us in celebrating the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic community 🎉
...

14 0

“Believe in your potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” Roy. T Bennett

Take your game to the next level with us, a people-before-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering YOU!
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#WNBAplayoffs start today! 🏀

Check out how our student-leaders did with our WNBA themed trivia!

𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗡𝗕𝗔 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀?

Let us know in the comments below 👇🏾
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