Originally published Sept 30, 2022 | By Localish Team

SAN FRANCISCO — Empower Me Academy (EMA) helps youth find a place to belong so they can achieve excellence and make an impact. The San Francisco non-profit youth basketball organization offers enriching programs for athletic excellence with a unique culture that focuses on values.

One of Empower Me Academy’s main programs is Basketball-Thon. The event is an infusion of March Madness and the NBA’s All-Star Game for Bay Area kids, kindergarten through high school, from all backgrounds and communities.

“I’m the person that came up with this idea that youth sports or just sports in general should be a platform to empower people, primarily children,” said Jerome Gumbs, the CEO/Founder of Empower Me Academy.

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