Your growth as a martial artist is directly related to what you do for others. The more you commit to your practice the less it is about you because it becomes about what you do/contribute in the world for others, how you make a difference.
This page will be used to highlight current community service projects by our students and school.
All students work on an environmental service (Green Belt) project midway through their journey to earn their black belt. We learn together different ways to safe-guard our planet. Students testing for their first black belt or advance degrees work on a personal project helping their schools, neighborhoods and/or communities. In addition, all the J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy locations work together on some annual service projects.
McDevitt Family Hometown Hero’s Black Belt Service Project!
FROM THE McDEVITT FAMILY:
Dear J.K. Lee Students and Parents,
We are working towards our black belt and for our community service project, we are excited to be benefiting Camp Hometown Heroes. Camp Hometown Heroes is a national, free, week-long overnight summer camp for children and siblings between the ages of 7-17 of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, and illness. During their visit to camp, the children have an opportunity to openly discuss their feelings and experiences. Through the support of pediatric grief specialists, the children partake in art and music therapy programs and optional discussion groups. The children are afforded the opportunity to enjoy typical summer camp activities. But more importantly, the children are given many opportunities to begin or continue the healing process.
The camp is funded through donations and volunteer efforts. We feel it is important to help with this cause. One of their needs is to have sleeping bags and pillows ready and available for the campers. Due to this need, we have set a goal of collecting (or purchasing through monetary donations) 100 sleeping bags and 100 pillows by June 15, 2015.
J.K. Lee students and families have played a very important part of our taekwondo experience. We feel very blessed to have each of you as part of our growing process. We cannot reach our goals without your support. If you would be able to donate either a sleeping bag or pillow (either can be gently used) or cash/check donation, it would help us greatly! Please consider a donation towards this worthy cause.
Learn more about it: Camp Hometown Heroes
The J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy 21st Annual Board Break-a-thon!
Over twenty years ago, one of our students was tragically diagnosed with cancer.
Grand Master Lee and our instructors wanted to find a way to help our students and the community.
Since then, we have sponsored this event which has raised over $600,000 for childhood cancer research. This year we are teaming up again with the MACC fund to reach our goal of $60,000.
Each participant is given five boards to break, and a pledge is made for each board. When everyone does a little, it can add up to great things! Encourage your friends and families to come and break their own board.
Checks should be made out to the MACC Fund. Set up your family’s own fundraising website to gather pledges online by visiting http://2015jkleebbat.kintera.org
Join us in our effort to kick cancer! Amazing martial arts demonstrations every hour!
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Bayshore Town Center – Rotunda
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We believe participation in the Martial Arts not only builds physical and mental skills, but necessitates community involvement. We hope you will join us in this fun event supporting this great cause one board at a time.