In 2003 Kirk developed FACE
(Fitness And Character Education) for elementary children. He took the best of his martial arts, jumping rope and juggling training and added the public speaking and character education portion as the cornerstones of the program while focusing on a “preventive maintenance” philosophy – earlier than later! Kirk’s 30+ years in motivational speaking and martial arts made him the ideal person to create this cutting edge youth-leadership program.
The first year of FACE was focused primarily on after-school sessions. But after the first year, FACE realized that the children that needed the program the most were often unable to pay for the sessions. In 2010, FACE Inc became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to gain additional funding (grants, donations and sponsors) for the program. Kirk was appointed Executive Director by the Board of Directors, and truly has a passion and history of FACE.