Agape Youth and Family Center Partners With PowerUP to Bring Martial Arts to Summer Program

PowerUP has had the pleasure of partnering with Agape Youth and Family Centers since 2018. Both organizations share a common goal of serving youth in the greater-Atlanta community. This summer, with the help of PowerUP, Agape has incorporated the practice of Martial Arts into their regular summer programming. 

PowerUP’s own Sensei Richard Trammel and his associate sensei, Jaral Bowman, are both working at Agape this summer. They have been able to work with over 40 scholars, educating each of them in the various aspects of Shidokan Karate.

Agape serves 200 school-aged children through year-round, in-school, and afterschool programs focused on academic support. Its mission seeks to empower and support underserved communities to discover and achieve their full potential. 

Agape’s services focus on character development, academic achievement, third-grade reading proficiency, successful high school graduation, and post-graduation placement.

A few of their current programs include in-school and after-school programs for elementary and middle school students, ESOL for Spanish-speaking students, a summer early reading / STEM program for rising kindergarten, first, and second graders, and GOGIRLGO! and F.I.T. Camp, an athletic, health, and wellness-based summer camp. PowerUP is very grateful to Agape for the years of partnership and hopes to continue to provide Martial Arts Scholarship to Agape students for many more years to come.

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