OUR IMPACT AND OUR INTENTIONS:
Our core values are to encourage, model and inspire
Diversity & Inclusion
OUR GET EMPOWERED AMBASSADORS & MENTORS:
We are privileged and honored to have the support of world-renowned leaders from the arts and entertainment industry join our Get Empowered! family. Their generosity and efforts on behalf of Get Empowered! include speaking engagements, interactive program development, master classes, and mentoring.
All of our Global Ambassadors and Mentors excel at their craft and have a deep history of dedicating their lives to serving as role models in their personal and professional lives, helping children and working tirelessly to create a better world for us all through their creative gifts.
Bakithi Kumalo - South Africa
Percussion master who is widely known as one of the top bass guitar musicians in the world. You probably know him as a longtime and memorable member of Paul Simon’s band.
Jelon Vieira - Bahia, Brazil
Capoeira master who has been awarded one of eleven National Heritage Fellowships, the country’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He is the founder and artistic director of The Capoeira Foundation and DanceBrazil.
Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen - Côte d'Ivoire
Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Company and a longtime children’s mentor in dance, creative movement and mindfulness.
Obba Babatunde - Jamaica, Queens
Actor, dancer, singer, musician, director, writer, horse whisperer, educator, former school founder and administrator, philanthropist and children’s advocate. He won an Emmy and NAACP Image Award and has been nominated for a Tony.