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FACE Graduations
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!

FACE Graduation Ceremonies

The Graduation should be the Highlight of the FACE session. Invitations go out to family members and School Administrators and even fellow students attend the graduation of the FACE participants.  

Graduation consists mainly of demonstration of skills and an Award Ceremony; each participant EARNS at least a T-Shirt and Diploma. They give an overview demo with Martial Arts, Animal games, jump rope, juggling and then speak on one of the weekly "Character Education" themes in front of the entire audience. They also recite the "I WILL WIN" poem.


FACE Graduations:

If you would like to get details of an upcoming FACE graduation, please contact us.

Graduations occurring since 2015-2016 school year, include

  • Ruth Upson Elementary
  • San Jose Elementary
  • Duval Charter at Westside
  • North Shore Elementary
  • Loretto Elementary
  • Jacksonville Beach Elementary
  • Southside Estates
  • Ft. Caroline Elementary
  • Atlantic Beach Elementary
  • Ramona Blvd. Elementary
  • Mayport Elementary
  • Windy Hill Elementary
  • Young Men's Leadership Academy
  • Richard L. Brown Elementary
  • Barkley Elementary
  • Seabreeze Elementary
  • Discovery Montessori School
  • Montessori Tides
  • Beaches Episcopal School
  • Normandy Village Elementary
  • Reynolds Lane Elementary
  • Beaches Episcopal School
  • Carver Community Center

 

FACE continues throughout the summer at various locations, view more info on FACE CAMPS 2017