All kids want to earn something. Like the martial arts, students reach new levels of skill coordination and are “promoted” to different levels after completing the entire FACE session (the average session is 8 classes). They “graduate” by learning all the lessons that are taught during the sessions and even perform some of their skills (both physical skills and public speaking skills) at a “graduation.” This encourages the child to want to earn the next level of colored shirt and accomplish even more.
By instilling a sense of accomplishment in the child, and requiring a certain amount of attendance at the weekly sessions, we help the child set goals and achieve them and ultimately foster life skills that are invaluable in the child’s life.
We give children the possibility to change their life.
I will win because I know respect,
I will win because I know responsibility,
I will win because I am smart,
I will win because I am free,
I will win because I am committed,
I will win because I know sacrifice,
I will win because I know preparation,
I will win because I believe I will,
And though I respect your opinion of me
It’s my opinion of me that matters most
That’s why I know I will win!