At the Academy of the Martial Way Taekwondo Center in Flagstaff, our mission is to use martial arts to assist our students in successfully developing their minds, bodies, and character to their fullest potentials. As a personal development center we use the vehicle of the martial arts to help students reach that sometimes elusive next level in their lives, from age 7 to 95.
Through the practice of martial arts, specifically through Taekwondo, we learn and grow to become more flexible, calmer, stronger, and more confident than we ever thought possible. I invite you to study martial arts at the Academy of the Martial Way. Allow us to assist you (and/or your child) in taking those first steps on the path towards achieving your FULL POTENTIAL.
Community Service: Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer
#10: It’s good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
Building camaraderie and teamwork
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
Support families (daycare and eldercare)
Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!