What is Kickstart Kids?

Kickstart Kids is an award winning in-school character development program that uses karate to teach life-changing values to middle school and high school students.

Kickstart Kids was founded in 1990 by martial artist, actor, and philanthropist Chuck Norris with the help of President George H.W. Bush.

Why they are Awesome

  • The program was launched in four schools in 1992. This year, more than 9,500 students are enrolled in 59 schools across the state of Texas.

  • Since its inception, more than 95,000 students have benefited from this one-of-a-kind, life-changing program.

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