Thanks to the dedication of our Board, PowerUP continues to grow with minimal overhead. However, to achieve our growth targets we need a talented individual that is able to focus…
We never would have thought how PowerUP would be able to operate in a digital environment, but thanks to some quick thinking and action by Tom Rawls (Board Member) and…
PowerUP board directors Stéphan Donzé and Mike Auzenne recently sat down Zoom-style with our Senseis to talk about what martial arts has meant in their lives, and what they are…
We are excited to add Richard Trammell to the PowerUP family as our second sensei. Richard is a 3x world champion in the art of Shidokan, and has been training kids and adults in Atlanta at Trammell Fitness and Martial Arts since 1999. Richard is mentoring 16 scholarship kids in partnership with LaAmistad.
At a martial arts gym in Atlanta, kids sit in a semicircle around their sensei. He talks to them about persistence, about trying their best and about managing their feelings.
We had a successful fall camp in October when the Atlanta Public Schools were off. We had a total of 16 kids join us throughout the week, half of which were scholarship students. As always, in addition to learning karate, and burning off some energy, Trey talked to the kids about doing their best, even on days when they don't feel like it.
Meet some of our scholarship students as they share their experiences from this summer.
Today we’re excited to kick off our brand new #StoriesofImpact series. Over the next few months we’ll bring you the inspiring stories of individuals whose lives have been touched by the important work that nonprofits do in our communities. Our first story is about Michael Gandy, a former “Little” at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta who surmounted the early challenges of his life in a huge way, went on to become a success, and decided to pay it forward in more ways than you can imagine. (more…)
Proud moment! Our first group of scholarship students at Power Up Martial Arts passed their Belt Test. Congratulations! (more…)
We've got 11 kids on scholarship - they're learning respect, self-control, integrity and academics!