The Impact

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Dr. Charles E. Dupre, Fort Bend Superintendent

"There are so many children that I knew would be successful for life thanks to the character skills they learned from Kickstart Kids."

Laura Norman, Mother of Four KSK Black Belts

"As a single mother, KSK proved to be the life saver my family needed as we began the middle school & high school journey."

Bill E Waybourn, Tarrant County Sheriff

"KSK has prevented more crime and freed up more prison space than any program I have seen in 35 years of law enforcement."

Aaryn Gundlach, Kickstart Kids Alumnus

"Kickstart Kids has made a difference in my life and because of that, I want to make a difference in other people’s lives."

Greg Abbott, Texas Governor

"It teaches them discipline, hard work, respect and maybe the thing we need our students to learn the most, it teaches them character."

Ariana, Kickstart Kids Student

"Kickstart Kids has taught me to make the right choices and have more self-confidence in whatever I am doing. It has also helped me with my self-esteem and my self-control. I want to thank Kickstart Kids for giving me the opportunity to become a better person and make the right choices."

Heinrick, Kickstart Kids Student

"Because of Kickstart Kids I have bigger ambitions and higher standards for myself. I have the confidence and courage to overcome challenges in the way of my dreams. I have a responsibility to be a role model for my siblings and peers, inspiring them with the values I’ve been taught through the program curriculum. I want to have a positive impact on my community. Being placed in karate was no accident, it was truly my destiny."

Christopher Bolin, Kickstart Kids Alumni

"I credit the Kickstart Kids Karate Program for giving me the tools to be a better person for myself and my family."

Amelia, Kickstart Kids Student

"Kickstart Kids allowed me to discover myself. I made a family by building stronger more meaningful relationships with everyone involved in the program."

Jose, Kickstart Kids Alumni

"I gained the confidence to not only make great friends and memories but it laid a foundation for the person I am today."

Jensi, Kickstart Kids Alumni

""I will always take what I have learned from these experiences and carry them with me wherever I go. Being a team player, a leader, and determined in the workforce as in the karate room.""

Judge Michael McSpadden, Retired Harris County District Judge

"This program not only benefits our children but it also enhances the quality of life for all of us in our community."