Leading the Way

Amara Mbionwu

PowerPlay NYC Coach; Former women's basketball forward, Columbia University; Bowie, Md.

“My confidence began when I started playing sports.  This is a way for me to teach girls that sports can also change their lives in a big way.   In my coaching, I have seen the girls grow tremendously.  I feel it’s important to teach them that they can do anything that they set their mind to. It doesn’t matter what you look like, your body type, the color of your skin.

For now, I work to help instill that confidence in them through sports and being that person that says, “Hey, I believe in you.”