2 DEF KIDS PROGRAM
2DEF KIDS Program focuses on physical, mental and emotional wellness and academic success of children who are also direct and indirect victims of domestic violence. Children who experience domestic violence are more likely to experience other forms of trauma including bullying, educational struggles, low self-esteem, body image issues, and emotional imbalance.
The three components of the 2DEF KIDS Program are:
●Champion Fit and Fight is a program initiative that focuses on providing youth with information, education, tools, and techniques of the martial arts in an effort to combat obesity and bullying.
●2DEF Kids Academic Success & Technology provides youth with access to technology with the goal of continuous learning outside of school through virtual technology and learning in an effort to increase literacy, academic success, and achievement. For various reasons, some youth have little or no access to at-home computers making it difficult for students to take advantage out of school learning time. We provide a laptop, desktop, or tablet to 100 youth annually to assist with this gap. We also provide assistance with initial and enhanced internet access that may further hinder their out of school success.
●2DEF Post-Secondary Scholarship Programs awards high school seniors who have been impacted by domestic violence and other traumatic life events and social-economic struggles with a scholarship to assist with their college and career goals after high school. Scholarships may be used for attendance to 2 or 4-year colleges/universities or vocational/trade and career schools. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.