Saturday, August 17, 2013

Board Breaking

Summer Youth Programs Come to a Close

This Saturday saw the end of our Summer Youth Programs at the Desert Museum. Today was the last karate session, which has been a part of our DOVES healthy lifestyles grant. Five kids finished out the summer strong and participated in a board breaking ceremony.

It was quite and experience. Ous!

Karate a the museum this summer has been our most successful program. We had an average of thirteen participants coming every Saturday and an average of six participants who came to the Wednesday sessions.

The program serves as an introduction to the discipline required to maintain and active, healthy lifestyle, which includes a regular routine of exercise. We have two students from Ocotillo who have participated during both years. Their parents report a noticeable difference in attitude and muscle development that has come with regular participation.

The Museum would like to thank Sensei Lucas Hitch, who has been leading karate for the last two years. Lucas has developed into a fine young man and his ability and patience in working with youth is the secret behind the success of the karate program.

On Monday, Lucas, a graduate of Southwest High School, leaves for Chicago, where he will be attending the Architecture Department at Judson University.

We wish him much success. Ous!