School Supply Drive

 in Bradenton - Ancient Ways Martial Arts Academy

School Supply Drive

Every year, teachers and school officials reach into their own pockets to buy school supplies for the kids in their classroom who cannot afford it. Master Brown and Ancient Ways believe strongly in giving back to our community, and we especially believe in the power of education. The future of our planet is going to be determined by the quality of education of the kids in school today.

With that, we have repeatedly volunteered and donated to the local schools to try to improve the situation and this year we are going to give until it hurts. As you may have heard, we already bought breakfast for the teachers in our local schools, as we do every year. In the past, we have donated to Bayshore Elementary to boost their tiny PE budget. Ancient Ways provides award certificates (and prizes) for the students who make Honor Roll and Principal’s List at three different schools. Every Year we give away full Martial Arts Scholarships for students of local schools. The counselors at the schools hand pick the kids who they know could benefit most from our training. We go in and provide valuable experiences for the kids in the area schools by participating in Career days, Read Across America Day and we frequently take over PE for an entire week. We do classroom chats on Focusing for Better Grades, Ten Ways to show Respect to Your Teacher, and Goal Setting for Success. In the past we have provided assemblies on Stranger Awareness and on Bully Proofing. We provide umbrellas for the staff who work the car rider line, we donate office supplies to the office and to the classrooms every year.

It feels so good to help, so we thought we would let you feel good about helping too. Our School Supply Drive is already underway. When you buy your school supplies, buy a little (or a lot of) something extra and bring it to the studio. We are collecting these items by belt rank, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Whichever group collects the most stuff by the end of August, will get a FREE Pizza Party with Master Brown (By the way, he thinks “party” means “training,” so expect a really fun training class with pizza). We will be donating all the school supplies to the school board for distribution to the schools that need it most.  

As a team lets all give generously, the best way to grow is to help others grow.



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