About Us

Yes I Can’s Mission to Serve Those in Crisis

The Story Behind Yes I Can Nonprofit Organization

Art Moore, former NFL New England Patriots nose guard, and his wife Gail, a contemporary recording artist, formed Yes I Can in 1979 in Southern California. Using their platform of sports and contemporary music to reach youth and families in crisis internationally. With a heart of compassion and a message of hope, they reach out to individuals from all walks of life through the many programs at Yes I Can. From hosting music workshops and concerts to leading seminars for those struggling with drug and alcohol addictions, Yes I Can is here to provide endless support.

Gail Moore (left) and Art moore (right) sit on stage holding microphones, black and white image
Gail Moore on stage in ballroom in front of large crowd

Their work began in southern California and has led them on a path across the country into hundreds of communities, including Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the home office is now located. Art and Gail were invited to present their Yes I Can Youth program at Dunham Christian School. The response from the student body was so overwhelming, parents, city officials, and local business owners made it evident that the Baton Rouge needed Yes I Can in their community.

The Founders

Behind Yes I Can

Portrait of Art Moore
Art
Moore

Retired New England Patriot nose guard, Art Moore easily intimidates with his towering 6’6 frame, but the Holy Spirit has instilled in him a gentle and caring spirit. During his time as an NFL star, he succumbed to the high life and fame, leaving him restless and empty. Later it led him to a life fueled with drugs and alcohol.

His spiritual journey began at the height of his football career when he almost died. There was an attempt to end his life when a toxic substance was placed in his alcoholic drink. He said the near-death experience should’ve taken his life if God hadn’t intervened. The toxic drink nearly destroyed his digestive tract and forced him to take a medical leave from the NFL. After the event, Art entirely gave his heart to Jesus.

Art Moore tackles O.J. Simpson in foot ball game
Art and Gail Moore selfie

Since then, he has taken the experience and transformed it into a charismatic-styled message of Christ. His determination to spread his personal story and message of hope and faith has taken him across the world to teach kids and adults about how to tackle life’s challenges with the strength of God.

Portrait of Gail Moore
Gail
Moore

Born in San Diego, California, the gifted artist, Gail Moore, started her career at the tender age of ten. It was then her mother discovered that she could play a “mean” piano. Today, she is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player, singer, songwriter, and producer. Although she only stands 5’ foot 1” inch tall, she can sure pack a punch when she belts out her songs. With her smooth, sultry sound, she has been known to ignite any room she performs in.

Gail began her music career as a background singer working with some of the hottest entertainers in the music business, such as Michael Jackson “The King of Pop,” mega-superstar Whitney Houston, multi-award-winning Amy Grant, and Stephan Curtis Chapman, BeBe Winans, Phil Collins, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, and The King of Gospel, Andrea Crouch.

Her first Gospel Reggae record project, entitled Amarachi, received international acclaim and was featured in Billboard Magazine as being one of the hottest music projects of the year. Billboard Magazine even compared her vocals to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and her Reggae style was compared to Jamaican singer/songwriter Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Her latest single, “SWAG” crossed over to Smooth Jazz charts, and the video made #1 hottest hits. The video was a tribute to the first Black President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Gail Moore's Swag Single cover

Her latest R&B single release, entitled “SWAG,” has received global acclaim throughout the music industry. When Swag crossed over from R&B to the smooth jazz charts where it reached #1 on the top ten hottest hits. Her smoothjazz.com radio Blasts voiced by Nathan East also made #1 most favorite radio blasts.

*Visit Gail Moore’s artist website at www.gailmooremusic.com.

Gail Moore's cover for I Will Be

Keep up with new music, such as Gail’s upcoming single “I Will Be,” at www.gailmooremusic.com.

She is not only known for her music around the world, but Gail also has an extensive background behind the scenes as a Radio Talk Show Host on “In One Word” WNRV 108.1 FM Radio. She is also a co-host for WMEL Radio Talk Show. She has performed the National Anthem singing for NFL teams such as New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and many other teams.

Gail is also the founder of a young women’s movement entitled “JUST GIRLS.” Just Girls is an interactive program designed just for girls who struggle with real-life challenges and need solutions. This program creates a high energy, fun-loving environment for girls to meet other girls like them.

Our purpose is to create a new vision and mindset by bringing them out of their environment into a peaceful and loving atmosphere, giving them the freedom to vent their frustrations and find real solutions. Most of our major programs are presented in up-scale settings outside of their norm. These programs are designed to empower young women by using biblical applications and personal experiences. We host a guest panel of high-profile women from all walks of life, who share their personal tragedies and triumphs to encourage our future generation of young women, to never give up.    

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Just Girls

Our purpose is to create a new vision and mindset by bringing them out of their environment into a peaceful and loving atmosphere, giving them the freedom to vent their frustrations and find real solutions. Most of our major programs are presented in up-scale settings outside of their norm. These programs are designed to empower young women by using biblical applications and personal experiences. We host a guest panel of high-profile women from all walks of life, who share their personal tragedies and triumphs to encourage our future generation of young women, to never give up.    

Two young girls hug and laugh while holding yogurt
Young woman in yoga class holds hands in prayer with eyes closed
Yound business woman smiles in office at coworker off camera
Close up of two young women holding hands