OUR TEAM

Excite All-Stars was born in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to help children cope with the emotional distress that came from being surrounded by storm damage for so long. Over the past 13 years, Excite All-Stars has evolved to be a valued New Orleans resource that teaches students about the arts, academics and athletics while developing leadership skills for long-term success.

 

Today, as we face another crisis, Excite All-Stars is poised to embrace our community. We are equipped to help navigate the uncharted waters that coronavirus is certain to churn up.

OUR co-founders:

Mrs. pENNY

MARQUEZ-Williams

&

Mr. gERALD

Williams

Co-Founder and COO

Co-Founder and CEO

The Williams have been married for 30 years and had 2 children of their own. Both of their kids are now adults and they volunteerly help out with Excite All Stars. The whole family equally shares the same passion and love for helping the kids of the greater New Orleans area.  

 Gerald and Penny Williams started Excite All Stars, in 2008, shortly after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. It had a major effect on the kids in the greater New Orleans area. While parents were recovering from the devastation "The kids had nothing to do, no where to go," said Gerald Williams.  That's when the Williams' decided to help the families who were affected by the hurricane, despite their own losses. Excite All Stars was started "as a refuge for young people while there parents were rebuilding."

 
 

the TEAM MEMBERS:

marquez williams

Operations Director  

“I’ve been with Excite since the beginning, and watching the kids grow and learn to be their best selves through the years is rewarding in a way you can’t find anywhere else.”

Mike bach

Tennis Director 

"I love teaching tennis to the youth because I know it is one of the greatest gifts I can give. Tennis can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, and is a sport they will be able to enjoy for the rest of their lives. I am honored to be able to share this great sport with children, who might otherwise never ever experience it."

Social Media & Virtual Learning Coordinator

"Working with and inspiring kids is one of my greatest pleasures in life. To be able to supply a child with the knowledge and skill set I didn’t have growing up is my way of paying it forward to my community and people."

delaney George

 

TEAM COACHES

SUMMER coaches:

nayah thomas

Summer Coach-Explorers

"The reason I love working with children is because I learn so much from them. They inspire me."

Breanna Thomas

Summer Coach-Voyagers

I am a current first year medical student. As a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, I quickly learned the importance of giving back and I found my excitement for mentorship. Most importantly, I love to keep learning fun and upbeat so that it is never a daunting task

van smith iii

Summer Coach-Camp TBD

"Seeing the impact I make on a kids life brings me happiness."

Kayla roy

Assistant Coach-Explorers

Jalyn underwood

Assistant Coach-Voyagers

"I enjoy working with kids because of the positive impact I can have on them."

Katelyn Martin

AssistantCoach- Camp TBD

"Seeing the impact I make on a kids life brings me happiness."

EAS AFTER 3 coaches:

The original GingerBREAD

Vocal Coach

Angelamia Bachemin

Music Coach

"Music is soothing and exciting on so many different levels. We love to see the sparkle in students eyes as they are learning, creating and strengthening their understanding of Music with our guidance."

Blair anthony

Fitness Coach

EAS2GEAUX coaches:

delaney George

Arts Coach

"Working with and inspiring kids is one of my greatest pleasures in life. To be able to supply a child with the knowledge and skill set I didn’t have growing up is my way of paying it forward to my community and people."

katelyn martin

Behold Radio Host/Coach

carol flowers

Certified Fitness Coach

"Working with Kids are rewarding and fulfilling." 

arion broussard

Excite Girls Rock Coach

"I love empowering youth because they are our future! It's an honor to serve our future change-makers that will influence the masses."

idris duran

Musical & Arts Coach

"Children are an endless well of inspiration to me. They’re full of imagination, have an amazing sense of humor, are unbelievably open to the world around them and ready to absorb new information as it comes, unhindered by conditioned thinking or biases."

Bri'ana lawson

Stem Coach

"I have worked with children for as long as I can remember. I enjoy being able to share my favorite subjects and topics when it comes to science.  Each kid is different and they deserve to find a STEM topic that interests them."

lg williams

Theatre Coach

" Ah. I love working with kids because I love seeing growth manifest and I love to see them be happy with growth they didn't even know was possible."

marquez williams

LIT & Financial Literacy Coach

“I’ve been with Excite since the beginning, and watching the kids grow and learn to be their best selves through the years is rewarding in a way you can’t find anywhere else.”

Gerald Williams

Lead Coach

Penny

Marquez-Williams

Executive Director

 

 

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