“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” - Terry Elliott, Sr.
Businessman, philanthropist, humanitarian and devoted family man, Mr. Terry Elliott, Sr. and his devoted wife, author and business partner Mrs. Sherria Elliott, the Wakanda mentors (comprising of community members) connect their mentees on a weekly basis throughout the year and teach them important life skills using the various curriculum.
The purpose of Wakanda Mentorship is to motivate and support inner city youth to prepare for and obtain higher education, as well as being productive members of their community. Our programs connect youth to mentors who serve as role models for careers, family life, and community service. Our mentorship programs focus on improving academic functioning, experiencing the value of work, expanding awareness and appreciation of self, others, and the environment beyond a youth’s home and neighborhood situations. Those who successfully complete our mentorship programs are eligible for college scholarships.
Wakanda's vision is to nurture each youth with whom we work. We want to give the kind of hope that is only a vague feeling of wanting to live a different and better life. By linking inner city youth with positive role models, educating them on the available resources and opportunities, and providing access to funding for college scholarships, we believe that these seeds of hope can grow, flourish, and lead to an abundant life; free from many of the burdens they carry today.
The Benefits of Children Learning Martial Arts
- Get Active.
- Setting Goals.
- Increases self-esteem and confidence.
- Conflict Resolution
Martial arts will help to teach children the art of self-discipline. Martial arts teach restraint and patience.
We encourage children to be more physically active at the same time as having fun.
Having a competition or tournament that the children can aim for helps teach them to set goals in life and whether they win or not it helps them to deal with either outcome.
Nowadays children find it hard to respect authoritative figures however martial arts teaches kids to respect their instructor and each other as they learn the art.
Listening is key in martial arts. It teaches listening on a one-to-one basis as well as in a group and demonstrating these skills allows children to progress through the belts.
Increases self-esteem and confidence
New skills will boost their confidence and gives children a real sense of achievement.
Working in pairs, practising and learning new skills will not only teach children to respect the other children but members of society and work together to achieve their mutual goal.
Martial arts teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasis than physical altercations must be avoided.