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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EMA hopes to change the world by changing the youth sports narrative by cultivating each young human for a lifetime of achievement and meaningful impact (on and off the court). Another goal is to offer an alternative to the toxicity of AAU, where it is all about winning and not about your child's human development. Your child not only works on their basketball skills year-round but also strengthens their confidence, gains a stronger moral compass, higher character, better commitment, and more vital discipline—ultimately preparing them to become a well-rounded and vulnerable leader.

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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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#MatchupMonday ⛹️‍♀️ Two of our first leaders, @stacyyangel and @_tatiana_newsome_ , match up against each other in an MLK showdown. 💛

📍 Skyline College @ City College, 5pm Jan. 19.

😷 Proof of vaccination and ID required.

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🌟 Happy #MLKDay2022 everyone! 🎉

Continue to celebrate Dr. King's life by empowering others! 💙💛
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