About US

We believe in the power of inclusion and the strength that comes from togetherness.

Program Leader

Arkadiy Stepanchuk

Arkadiy leads adaptive dance for POW! Bringing an incredible patience and thoughtful energy as he teaches dance to children of all abilities through his non-profit, DuDance. Arkadiy is a fantastic program leader.

Volunteer Program Leaders

POW! volunteers are the wind beneath our wings. We love this generous and talented group dearly.

Program Leader

Jeremy Hersh

Jeremy co-leads storytime! at POW! An accomplished filmmaker, director and writer, Jeremy brings flair to his storytime! sessions, engaging POW! participants to understand and engage with the stories he reads more deeply.
Program Leader

Kendra Brody

Kendra Brody leads yoga! at POW!
She is a licensed Yoga teacher and also specializes in body work and massage. She makes Yoga accessible and fun for POW! participants who love her.
Program Leader

Amy Buchanan

As a playwright, performer and musician, Amy brings a breadth of artistic expression to her work on her program. POW! participants always have a blast with her.
Program Leader

Diana Fox

Diana is a musician and early childhood educator living in Brooklyn. She has been teaching early childhood music classes throughout NYC for the past 6 years and teaches the 2s-3s program at wBees Forest School in Brooklyn. She has worked as a teaching artist and performer with the New York City Children's Theater and worked extensively with children's musician Laurie Berkner on her "Music In Me" program. She has a BA in theater performance and psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and is currently working on making original music and videos for children!
Program Leader

Laurence Agénor

Laurence Agénor has been volunteering with POW since its inception in 2019. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at a clinic in Midtown East as well as a Pilates and dance instructor. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Laurence was an elementary school teacher at a charter school in Washington, D.C. Her love for teaching, movement and working with children with special needs ultimately drew her to volunteering with POW!
Program Leader

Jana Markova

Jana leads movement! for POW! As a certified Pilates teacher and a dancer, Jana expertly provides the right balance of challenge and comfort in her program. POW! is lucky to have Jana's wealth of knowledge.

Power of We

Together, we can create a world where everyone is valued and celebrated for their unique abilities.
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