J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy is committed to being involved and supporting our community. Every year we host a series of school wide initiatives in order to help our city, our schools and our neighborhoods.
An annual event raising money for the MACC Fund supporting childhood cancer research. We have raised over $600,000. The 2017 event will be held on Saturday, February 25, at Southridge Mall in Greendale from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Ms. Frank at (262)547-5425. Click here for more information: 2017 Board Break-a-thon!
J.K. Lee City Youth Martial Arts Program is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, offering character enrichment and life skills training through in school and after school programs targeted to youth and families in underserved low income neighborhoods.
The study and practice of Martial Arts provides whole youth support by giving them practical tools, in a supportive goal oriented learning environment, to help them understand and reach their potential. Martial Arts promotes mindfulness through meditation, breathing, and focus games. It allows students of all ages to reduce stress, direct energy in a nurturing atmosphere through fun physical activity. Additionally, It strengthens healthy nutrition habits, teaches ways to avoid and de-escalate conflict with words and provides practical self defense techniques which answer real student concerns. Ultimately, our way of teaching Martial Arts encourages kindness as the ultimate act of self defense.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Raising awareness and money for breast cancer research. The team has raised $12,392 since 2009! For information on how to be a part of this year's events please click here: www.facebook.com/JKLee.RaceForTheCure
The Grand Master Lee Legacy Fund raises money to support grants to inner city education and mentoring programs. The 501(c)(3) charitable fund is administered through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Thank you for everyone for their support! We've raised over $50,000 in to help Milwaukee's youth!
Be Your Best and Anti-Bullying Programs: We provide after school programming to local PTO/PTA's that teach confidence, discipline and respect, as well as martial arts fundamentals. In addition, we provide training seminars for teachers. For more information please contact the location nearest your school.
Adopt a School: Our academy has partnered with a Milwaukee Public School, Honey Creek Elementary. Volunteers assist in classrooms, grounds keeping and other beautification projects.
In addition, Grand Master Lee encourages us, as part of our Black Belt training, to find our own causes and through our commitment to service, demonstrate to others what it means to be a martial artist. The following are only a few of our amazing student directed projects.
The Milwaukee Shoe Challenge: In 2011, students collected and sorted close to 22,000 pairs of gently used shoes in support of Soles for Souls (link to site). The majority were sent around the world to people in need, but some were withheld to support local Milwaukee organizations including: Daystar Women's Shelter, The Guest House, Soujourner Family Peace Center, Milwaukee Victory Church, HeartLove Place and Teen Challenge.
School Supplies Drive: Working in conjunction with a Harley Davidson initiative, students collected much needed school supplies, packed back packs and delivered to needy children.
Lambeau Leap: Students raised money in support of Wisconsin Special Olympics and had the opportunity to rappel down the side of Lambeau Stadium.
Project Lead the Way: A J.K. Lee student worked with a Milwaukee high school to develop a local PLTW chapter providing hands on projects developing science, technology, engineering and math skills.