Company: 1) Alliance Junior Development Program Inc. 2) Ulysses Bias Elementary School
Location: Roosevelt, NY
Roosevelt, NY, October 9, 2014, Emily Moore, Educator, Founder, Executive Director Alliance Junior Development Program Inc., has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in youth development.
More than 50 years ago, Emily Moore discovered that she had a natural ability to be successful in team sports. She said that she found that “the team spirit carried over to my individual endeavors setting an uncompromising standard of excellence. In every game, you meet on the field with an expectation of fair play. When I learned that in the game of life not everyone was treated fairly I set out to demand fairness by speaking out against inequality and injustice whenever I saw it around me.” Her abilities piqued her interest in physical education and prompted her to pursue a career in the field.
Throughout her life, Ms. Moore served in Nigeria as a Peace Corp volunteer, organized The Friends of SNCC in Paris, and served with Queen Mother Moore for three years in a delegation touring the United States and Tanzania. She was also the first of 11 students at Morgan State University to be arrested for refusing to leave a segregated lunch counter. Dr. Martin Luther King made a trip to the college to encourage her and her colleagues. These experiences inspired her to start her own organization. In 1975, Ms. Moore founded the Alliance Junior Tennis Development Program, to introduce tennis to children who wouldn’t otherwise be exposed. She effectively uses tennis to encourage structure and discipline within children. Most of these children have been afforded opportunities to attend college on tennis scholarships, as well as participate in tournaments across the country and abroad. Her efforts were lauded by the late Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson. She was also honored in 2008 at the OGA (Operation Get Ahead) 18th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Breakfast and was presented with the Rosa Parks Award.
Ms. Moore attributes her success to her mother’s words as a young child when she told her to “do your best.” She took those words to mean to be consistent, to be disciplined, to exercise self-control and to work hard in everything she does.
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