Programs for Children
At Bridge2base, we are building the bridge between military families and we civilians they protect; providing free Martial Arts and Life Skills Training for children of deployed, disabled, and financially stressed retired personnel.
Many veterans express difficulty transitioning from years of steady structure to the often unorganized pace of civilian life. Yet, the martial arts stresses a balance of the two and is often compared, in its lessons, to the discipline and focus of the military. It is also difficult for many finding employment due to lack of experience or while furthering their education once retired.
In the military world, the traditional family life can change instantly when a parent leaves, not by choice but by duty. Adjusting to a single parent home is difficult for anyone, but not knowing if and when they will return, can be overwhelming.
For the both the children and the spouse that are on their own due to deployment, the base can become the center of the universe. Most parents however, want nothing more than to provide a sense of stability, familiarity and friendship in the school and surrounding environment.
By creating a 501c3 to provide off-base opportunity to teach military children martial arts, we not only create important connections in the community but lend needed support to the parent who find themselves on ‘double duty’. We offer them control, focus, and confidence to succeed in their changing world. In essence, we build a bridge between military and civilian life.
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