We educate and empower children ages 5-18 to prevent, save, and rescue themselves from all types of abuse, violence, exploitation, human trafficking, self-harm, and poor mental health. Our programs provide hands-on training at our youth center, in the schools, or off site and empower students to improve their mental health, create positive social interactions, increase self-esteem, build self-confidence, teach self-defense skills, and strengthen the body, mind, and spirit. 

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Our society is allowing too many children to become victims of violence and languish in mental illness.  

It is estimated that over 150,000 children are exploited and trafficked in the US each year.

The  National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports a child goes missing every 40 seconds in the US.

According to the CDC, 1:5 children have a mental health diagnosis/ issue. Oftentimes, the mental health issues are caused from trauma that includes bullying, abuse, and violence.

Each day in Iowa a group this size is exploited/trafficked, goes missing, faces mental illness, and tries to commit suicide.


Our efforts focus on PREVENTION and helping kids before they become victims. We believe in empowering children to save themselves from abduction, exploitation, human trafficking, trauma, and violence.

Our education based programs provide holistic benefits, strengthen the body, improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

S.A.V.E. Kids 

Self-Defense Against Violence & Exploitation Program.
A free two-hour self-defense program taught in the school setting empowers
students ages 9-14 to defend, prevent and save themselves from all types of violence.

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Achieving Courage Empowering Students Program.
A free martial arts program that works with at risk students, those who have faced mental health challenges, attempted suicide, experienced trauma, or faced bullying. 

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Spirit TKD

Traditional Martial Arts for students ages 5-adult

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Adaptive/Therapeutic Martial Arts

Martial arts program for students with special needs ages 5-adult

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