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.
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.
Proud moment! Our first group of scholarship students at Power Up Martial Arts passed their Belt Test. Congratulations!
We’ve got 11 kids on scholarship – they’re learning respect, self-control, integrity and academics!
Tomorrow wraps up week two of PowerUP. Meet Sensei Trey Lambert talking about teaching kids self-control and integrity.
Charlie Yates filed the incorporation docs, and is working on the 501c3 designation. Kim Lambert is interviewing underprivileged kids at Garden Hills Elementary for the program. Dianne McAnallen is helping get the word out. Tom Avery agreed to join the board. Mike Gandy is working on the business plan.