With your support, we will be able to continue our efforts to stop bullying, one of the biggest issues facing schools today. The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that one-third of school-aged children in the United States are affected by bullying every year. Bigger life problems such as lower grades, poor self-esteem, depression, and thoughts of suicide result. Through affiliation with the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, Lakes Martial Arts has partnered to spread positive impacts in the community.
Since 2015, over 700 students have been able to learn from Lakes Martial Arts about bully prevention. We have partnered with Minneapolis Safety Camp and the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board to deliver programing quarterly to the community at no charge. Funds provided by the Fulton Community Association grant and a fundraiser in conjunction with Lululemon Galleria were successful in raising over $2500.
By offering free 90-minute bully prevention seminars is one simple way to make a difference. For every $35 raised, one student is able to receive the full benefits of the seminar which includes the “Agent G kit” each student recieves helps to re-enforce the concepts at home and school. These kits have proven valuable with numerous case students to demonstrate effectiveness.
More seminars >> more kids >> greater awareness >> less bullying. SUCCESS!
Donating is a great way to get involved, too!
Bonus: for every $100 donation includes one free 45-minute private lesson with Mr. Kern