We can do better.
We live in one of the wealthiest communities in the world, but our mid- and low-income neighbors can’t make ends meet and are struggling to survive. They are so focused on getting from day to day that they can’t even begin to think about how they can help themselves.
Witnesses to and survivors of violent crime and trauma have limited access to underfunded and overstretched facilities to combat their mental health challenges and protect themselves against persistent threats to their personal safety.
Young people from low-income communities have few options (1) for programs that might guide them towards better physical and emotional health, academic success, and positive involvement with their communities. These same children can easily fall through the cracks.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can do so much better.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides a subsidy benefit towards structured physical training activities to those with demonstrated need, with a particular focus on those who have experienced abuse (2) or trauma (3).
We believe in universal access to physical activities that focus on mastery empower the participant and provide significant health benefits. (4,5,6,7) These are activities that require the participant to commit to regular practice in order to progress in ability and skill over time, such as martial arts or dance programs.
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- Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School.
- Articles and Books About the Potential Effectiveness of Women’s Self-Defense Programs
- Self-Defense Training and Traditional Martial Arts: Influences on Self-Efficacy and Fear Related to Sexual Victimization
- Sources of self-efficacy for physical activity.
- Self-efficacy: Implications for Physical Activity, Function, and Functional Limitations in Older Adult
- Dance training is superior to repetitive physical exercise in inducing brain plasticity in the elderly
- Achievement goal profiles, and perceptions of motivational climate and physical ability in male Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners