Pat Martin is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization KIDDS Dance Project For twenty one years her purpose has been building character and self-esteem in youth through the performing arts. She taught herself to write Grants to help provide opportunities for under-served children to experience the Arts.
By profession, she is a Registered Nurse with over eighteen years experience in the field of Behavioral Health. She is also the former Pastor of the Purpose Church where she has been and continues to "Empower People for Life". As a minister of the Gospel she has appeared twice on the nationally known Trinity Broadcasting Network and has had multiple appearances on other local shows talking about her work with kids and her stage production called Resurrection. Her work has also been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW just to name a few.
She is a Writer, Director, and Producer and is excited to share that she and the KIDDS have recently traveled to New York City to perform her original play called "Butterfly " Off Broadway. The life philosophy she always teaches the kids is that "Character is better than talent any day".
She has received many community service awards for her work with youth including the “Building a Better Georgia” Award from Commissioner John Oxendine , “Best Program for children” from Emory University, the Phoenix Award from Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta, the R.I.C.E. Award (Rising in Community Excellence) in the category of Music and Arts and most recently The 11 Alive Community Service Award from the 11 Alive television network.