We have first hand experience when it comes to finding your inner strength and power, and we can't wait to share the tools that will inspire the youth in your community. Whether you are a parent, educator, community center/summer camp administrator or simply a friend, FitPower Chicago can help make a difference in the lives of today's youth. Through our programming, the children will develop a sense of well being and self confidence, resulting in higher self esteem and situational awareness. As a result they will be equipped with the ingredients for identifying an aggressive and negative encounter, and will take the appropriate action necessary.
Children and Teens - The ability to defend themselves, verbally address any interaction, become more fit and empowered, increased self esteem and confidence, help stand up for your friends, and become more self-disciplined.
Parents – having a more self-disciplined child who can handle themselves at school, on the playground, and in the social media world.
Educators/Administrators - Less bullying at school when students learn how to handle these situations. This includes getting bystanders involved by teaching them how to become involved.
DID YOU KNOW:
Every seven minutes a
child is bullied on a school playground. Adult intervention happens 4%
of the the time, peer intervention happens 11% of the time and no
intervention happens 85% of the time. (Bullyguardkids.com)
160,000 students miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by a bully. (AP)
of kids have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or
hurtful that happened to them online. (I-Safe survey)
39% of all teenagers sent or posted sexually suggestive messages
20% of teenagers overall have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves.
One out of three girls and one out of seven boys are sexually abused by the age of 18. (Baltimore Child Abuse Center)
39% of middle school girls polled said they do not feel safe at school.