Martial Arts Mentoring Program
Our Mission and What we Offer:
The mentoring program is really three programs rolled into one: MentoringProgram. Our Mentoring Program is much like the Big Brother/Sisters programs adopted by the United States. Sensei Dave and Mrs. Armstrong provide positive role models for the students by dedicating time to interacting with them on a weekly basis.
Academic Assistance Program.
Our Academic Assistance Programs focus is to ensure that students have the resources they need to develop good study habits, complete large projects, write quality papers, and organize their academic lives. Mrs. Armstrong will assist our students with their academic goals in either a group or individual setting.
Martial Arts Program.
The Martial Arts Program is taught by Sensei Dave Armstrong five times a week at the Faith Martial Arts dojo. Sensei Dave is a highly qualified martial arts instructor with over 15 years of martial arts experience and over 10 years of martial arts instruction experience.
What does our mentorship program do for our youth?
- Provide Positive Role Models
- One-on-One Interaction
- Life skills - Budget-Management, Resume, Job Application compleation, etc.
Academic Assistance Program
How do our youth benefit from the Academic Assistance Program?
- Group and Individual Tutoring
- Improved Writing and Critical-Thinking Skills
- Enhanced Study Habits and Academic Goal-Setting
- Help and Advice with College Preparation Finding the Right School, Admission Essays, Interviews, etc.
Martial Arts Program
What does our martial arts program provide?
- Social Interaction
- Stress Relief
- Increased Physical Fitness Level
- Mental Conditioning
- Provide a Challenging Environment
- Goal Setting
- Team Building
We believe that our program helps these young men and woman achieve great success in life.
Who better to relate to these students than an individual who spent over eight years of his youth in juvenile detention centers, boys homes, and foster homes in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties? Sensei Dave benefited tremendously from a similar program adopted by a boys’ home in which he was living, and he is passionate about helping other young men and women faced with the same challenges he has faced learn to overcome the obstacles they encounter.
Mrs. Armstrong has a degree in English from The Colorado College, and is pursuing a Masters degree in secondary education. She has worked in college admissions and tutored for a professional writing center for over two years. She values education very highly and hopes to impart her love of knowledge upon these students. This is a win-win situation; the young men and women will have all the necessary tools to ensure success in their future endeavors, and Sensei Dave and Mrs. Armstrong will have a chance to impact the lives of our brilliant future leaders.
MENTORING PROGRAM DONATION!
Click the credit card icon to make a secure, on-line donatioin to our Martial Arts Mentoring Program. You will be supporting the youth of our community! Please see the "Mentoring Program" to learn more about our program.