are some ways we plan to help young people get involved
in our program:
(Embrace the three tenants of Karate by developing the members
Mentally, Physically and Spiritually)
1. Partner with Martial Arts groups to provide affordable
Martial Arts program to young adults and kids. Focusing on
the inner-city kids in poverty areas.
2. Offer after school program for scholastics. Providing
tutoring and homework assistance and development
of core scholastic competence.
3. Solicit College and High school graduates and seniors
to become peer role models to young students at risk:
These events could focus on the concept of creating a
mentoring buddy system. Within the structure of these events,
members could be paired up looking out for each other,
making sure school attendance is good, homework is turned
in, passing grades are maintained and help is sought early,
if needed. These events are important tools of the program.
4. Provide spiritual counseling to enhance
morality, ethics and faith.
5. Develop confidence, competitive characteristics by
promoting and participating in The Amateur Athletic Union
(AAU) and local Martial Arts and scholastic competitions.
6. Publicize student success stories in local papers,
newsletters or school papers. Invite professionals and
athletes to speak at meetings and in schools.
It is a fact that success in lowering the dropout rate,
use of drugs and alcohol is achieved by combining a variety
of tried-and-true methods. The K.I.C.K. program will encourage
peer culture and a pervasive, positive, structured atmosphere.
Martial Arts training and culture has been known to positively
influence the teen dropout rate and drug use. There is
generally a family atmosphere among students. Students
bond together, tend to work out problems together and are
supportive of each other.
Nobody can instantly turn around the lives
of hundreds of young people in a single effort. K.I.C.K.’s
dedication and care can help at-risk students begin to
turn themselves around and succeed. The name of the game
is setting incremental goals. We will be sure to refer
teens with serious problems to the appropriate agencies
for professional help.
Some ways to expand community involvement in helping teens
stay in school, stay off drugs and plan for the future
1. Raise student’s expectations of
the myriad of opportunities available to them if they
stay in school, stay off drugs and plan for life.
2. Be sure that schools know what the K.I.C.K. program
expects of its members.
3. Show respect for teachers and community leaders. They
can make terrific partners for our crusade.
4. Be a role model and mentor.