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
Image Credit: beingmehul.co.uk
EMA Logo

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.

Learn More

Our Impact Since 2013

0+
Leaders served
0+
Active Students
0%
Leaders from Public schools
0%
Leaders of color
0+%
of SF zip codes represented
0+
facilities used
$0k
In Tuition Assistance
0+
5-star google reviews

THE OUTCOME?

1. Engage

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

BROWSE OUR COURSES

THE OUTCOME?

2. Embrace

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

BROWSE OUR COURSES

THE OUTCOME?

3. Evolve

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

BROWSE OUR COURSES

THE OUTCOME?

4. Become

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

BROWSE OUR COURSES

Proud Partners

CLICK logo to visit our partners!

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.
Want to know why?

MEET THE TEAM

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)
READ MORE TESTIMONIALS
David Glickman

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

🚨Attention🚨Register now for the upcoming basketball Tournament Clinics, which will take place from April 8th to April 12th. Join us for a week of in-clinic tournaments where you learn to play the right way, develop your leadership skills and basketball fundamentals. Don`t miss this opportunity for us to bring out the madness in you! 🤪

🔗 in bio to sign up, or message us for any inquiries. 😊
...

9 0

On this #motivationmonday, let`s take inspiration from @the1truecrunchy (founder of @bluemarbleacres_marin) as he sheds light on one of the essential qualities that students cultivate on their path to becoming great leaders at EMA.
.
.
.
#leadership #monday #EMA #respect #respect #biggerthanbasketball #lifelessons #basketball #sports #youthdevelopment #empowerment #lifeskills #bayarea #youthsports
...

15 0

#flashbackfriday Reminiscing on our #2023Empowerfest. The inspiring panel of leaders shared their insights on overcoming doubts about their dreams. Their wisdom encourages us to pursue our aspirations with courage and determination. Remember to #savethedate for #2024empowerfest on August 24th & 25th. Let’s continue to foster a #growthmindset, embrace #leadership, and #empower our youth.
.
.
.
#mindset #ema #youthempowerment #empowermeacademy
...

19 1

🚨Attention🚨Register now for the upcoming basketball Tournament Clinics, which will take place from April 8th to April 12th. Join us for a week of in-clinic tournaments where you learn to play the right way, develop your leadership skills and basketball fundamentals. Don`t miss this opportunity for us to bring out the madness in you! 🤪

🔗 in bio to sign up, or message us for any inquiries. 😊
...

9 0

On this #motivationmonday, let`s take inspiration from @the1truecrunchy (founder of @bluemarbleacres_marin) as he sheds light on one of the essential qualities that students cultivate on their path to becoming great leaders at EMA.
.
.
.
#leadership #monday #EMA #respect #respect #biggerthanbasketball #lifelessons #basketball #sports #youthdevelopment #empowerment #lifeskills #bayarea #youthsports
...

15 0

#flashbackfriday Reminiscing on our #2023Empowerfest. The inspiring panel of leaders shared their insights on overcoming doubts about their dreams. Their wisdom encourages us to pursue our aspirations with courage and determination. Remember to #savethedate for #2024empowerfest on August 24th & 25th. Let’s continue to foster a #growthmindset, embrace #leadership, and #empower our youth.
.
.
.
#mindset #ema #youthempowerment #empowermeacademy
...

19 1

Recap from last week’s MLK Clinic ⚡
Thank you @hilltopclubusf @jasminegayles @m_thechosen1 @jnathan.1 @usfdonsmbb for coming out and empowering our students to get better!

Missed this clinic? Come join us the month of February for our LOVE & BASKETBALL clinics from February 19th - February 23rd. 💛 ✨ 🏀 Link in bio!🔗
...

34 1

#tiptuesday from Tatiana (@lovely._tatiiiiii). Never give up. 💪✨ ...

46 1

Success can`t exist without failure. You must fail to succeed, and fear is the biggest liar
.
.
.
.
#success #growthmindset #fearless #positivity #thursday #thoughtoftheday
...

28 0

👂We value your opinion‼️ Which attributes do you believe are most important to develop in a child❓🤔 Please leave a comment below 👇 ...

66 1

🚨Attention🚨Register now for the upcoming basketball Tournament Clinics, which will take place from April 8th to April 12th. Join us for a week of in-clinic tournaments where you learn to play the right way, develop your leadership skills and basketball fundamentals. Don`t miss this opportunity for us to bring out the madness in you! 🤪

🔗 in bio to sign up, or message us for any inquiries. 😊
...

9 0

On this #motivationmonday, let`s take inspiration from @the1truecrunchy (founder of @bluemarbleacres_marin) as he sheds light on one of the essential qualities that students cultivate on their path to becoming great leaders at EMA.
.
.
.
#leadership #monday #EMA #respect #respect #biggerthanbasketball #lifelessons #basketball #sports #youthdevelopment #empowerment #lifeskills #bayarea #youthsports
...

15 0

#flashbackfriday Reminiscing on our #2023Empowerfest. The inspiring panel of leaders shared their insights on overcoming doubts about their dreams. Their wisdom encourages us to pursue our aspirations with courage and determination. Remember to #savethedate for #2024empowerfest on August 24th & 25th. Let’s continue to foster a #growthmindset, embrace #leadership, and #empower our youth.
.
.
.
#mindset #ema #youthempowerment #empowermeacademy
...

19 1

Recap from last week’s MLK Clinic ⚡
Thank you @hilltopclubusf @jasminegayles @m_thechosen1 @jnathan.1 @usfdonsmbb for coming out and empowering our students to get better!

Missed this clinic? Come join us the month of February for our LOVE & BASKETBALL clinics from February 19th - February 23rd. 💛 ✨ 🏀 Link in bio!🔗
...

34 1

#tiptuesday from Tatiana (@lovely._tatiiiiii). Never give up. 💪✨ ...

46 1

Success can`t exist without failure. You must fail to succeed, and fear is the biggest liar
.
.
.
.
#success #growthmindset #fearless #positivity #thursday #thoughtoftheday
...

28 0

👂We value your opinion‼️ Which attributes do you believe are most important to develop in a child❓🤔 Please leave a comment below 👇 ...

66 1

Are you ready to feel the love this February?

We’ve got the perfect way to energize your spirit and spread positivity across the Bay Area - 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 & 𝗕𝗔𝗦𝗞𝗘𝗧𝗕𝗔𝗟𝗟 💛✨ 🏀!

Join us for a week of high-quality basketball and love, regardless of whether you’re an EMA student or not.

Are you in?

🔗 In bio

Important: Our co-ed clinics substitute for the student interview!
...

6 0

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” Our approach is to empower children to unlock their inner and outer potential while mastering the game.💪🏀🤩
.
.
.
#mlk #drking #mlkjr #holiday #monday #youthbasketball
...

29 0

It`s party time! Let`s give a big shoutout to all the amazing people who are celebrating their birthdays this month! 🎉🎊🎂

Hit that like button if you or someone you know has a birthday this month. Let`s make this a month to remember! ✨💫🤩
.
.
.
#january #birthday #holidays #2024 #EMA #hbd #happybirthday
...

10 1

SUPPORT YOUR FUTURE LEADERS!

From the very first day EMA started its operations,the organization has prioritized access and inclusion.

GIFT NOW
Gift Now