Tucson AZ, Youth Outreach Program

$85 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 3 people in 11 months
What am I doing with the money?

We are starting a "Not For Profit" inner city youth outreach program getting would be troubled kids off the street and giving them a constructive way to spend their time.  The Funds will be used to purchase and renovate a buildingfrom which to run this program getting these kids off the streets.   We want to raise the money to purchase the site outright because debt has caused places like this to be shutdown too many times.  

What I hope to offer...
A safe place for innercity youth to learn that they can become anything they wish in their lives.  I hope to offer free tutoring, fine arts such as music, dance, yoga, crafts, Martial Arts, and other self expressive and supportive programs.  None of this comes to me free but I want to give it to underprivilaged kids at no charge!  To do this I need your help.  Every dollar you can give helps our future leaders reach their potential... 

Why am I doing it?
I made a promise to God that "No one will ever be turned away for financial reasons from any classes or help I can provide".  I notice many private schools and "tutoring services" saying "Come back when you can afford it"  I say "Don't worry about the money if you think you can't afford it.  I will work with you no matter what your circumstances may be..." If you want to learn to succeed I will help you any way I am able.   

Who We Are...
We are administered by Masengale Martial Arts.  We are a Martial Arts Club that has a rather unique way of doing things. We are not a "Black Belt Factory! Never have been and never will be.  If you want to learn a Traditional Martial Art that has been developed for, and refined  for more than 3000 years, we may be the place for you.

My History
A little of my history in the Martial Arts... I have been training and learning the Martial Arts for nearly 45 years. The styles I teach are Kyusho Jitsu, Kopojitsu, Tai Jitsu, Qigong (Chi Gong), and a little Tang Soo Do and Wrestling from my beginnings in the martial arts.  
I was one of those troubled kids who had the inteligence to be anything I chose to be.  The system let me down as it still does so many of the kids today.  I want to show them that they can reach their potential by choosing not to be a victom of their circumstance but the Masters of their destinies.  
It is my personal belief that the day you stop learning newer deeper levels of a technique is the day you need to stop teaching.  I hold an 8th degree black belt and am one of the Shihan in the Japanese Styles. Most of my former Masters now consider me to be the Grand Master of the Kamikan Ninjitsu Organization.

To see some of what I teach you can look up my YouTube channel, It is titled, "The Green Valley Ninja".
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I know money can be tight for most people in this economy. I have an idea... If you have no money but have items you would be willing donate that we could sell on eBay let me know. PM me on Facebook or text me at 480-316-8296
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There is more than one way to support this cause. I know money is tight for most of us. You can share this campaign with others who may be able to share it with even more people and help get the word out. If you don't have money maybe you have a few minutes to help.
I teach as a community service not as a way to make a living
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A BIG shout out to Gina Garcia for donating to help our future by helping the kids of today.
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A shout out to the man who gave us his first donation Sean Stoddard. Awesome dedication to the youth and the positive influence such a service can have on their lives. THANK YOU SEAN!!!
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$85 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 3 people in 11 months
Created March 21, 2017
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Thayne H
10 months ago

Best wishes.

10 months ago
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