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Nate Howard

Founder & Executive Director

Nate Howard is a professional speaker, poet, educator, and social entrepreneur. In May 2013, Nate made the front page of the LA Times for sparking a movement against racial profiling after 79 LAPD officers shut down his event at USC.

Nate was selected on the inaugural NBCBLK28 list as on of the top 28 black leaders in the nation under 28 years old. He was later featured on the Today Show as one of the "Best and Brightest: Game Changers Making History."  Most recently Nate was honored in his hometown of San Diego as the " Young Entrepreneur of the Year."

Nate is a graduate of the University of Southern California. His biggest inspirations are Martin Luther King Jr. and Maya Angelou.  


endiya griffin

director of student engagement

Endiya started interning for Movement BE her junior yea run high school. Taking initiative on her own, she proposed a new way of how Movement BE could engage with new and current students. From social media strategy to content management, Endiya uses her creative skills to share the story of Movement BE among her peers.

Endiya has won multiple awards for scholarship and leadership. She has also utilized platforms such as TEDX and the Big Picture Learning to spread her message of empowerment. In 2018 Endiya was a panelist at the California Youth Media Conference and the Grantmakers for Education Workshop. Endiya is currently a councilmember for both the United Nations Youth Advisory Council and the Youth Network Advisory Council.

Terrance Carter

program Manager & Lead Instructor

Terrance Carter was Movement BE’s first club president as a junior in 2013. Terrance helped spark the movement at Helix High, helping to form the structure of what Movement BE is today. Terrance leads Movement BE in helping to manage all programs, while serving as the lead instructor. His skills as a poet and facilitator has made him one of the most sought out instructors in Southern California.

Terrance most notable work is with Urban Camp, a juvenile hall in San Diego. Terrance created the model for the young men to express themselves while incarcerated, while setting up a funnel to connect with opportunities at Movement BE once they are released.

In addition to his work with Movement BE, Terrance is a 2X published author, and is often seen around at local libraries and open mics promoting his work.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead