Mentoring Education Program
The success of the Mentoring Education Program is due to its focus
on developing citizens of character. The program instills a cognizance
of the responsibility associated with success. The AEA Mentoring
Education program continues to instill values that will enrich participant’s
lives and strengthen the community.
Currently, AEA is in and developing
cooperative partnerships with independent school districts across
the United States. Identified at-risk students under go a selection
process based on need and desire to be in the program. They will
abide by a strict lesson plan and be required to meet their performance
objectives. Performance objectives include: attendance at school
and training, consistent improvement of grades and excellent conduct
at all times. The students receive a letter grade at the end of
Similarly, additional at-risk
children are identified by referral and are provided lessons and
mentoring which include: Tae Kwon Do training, counseling and grade
Mentoring Education Program is conducted on a yearly basis, with
two school semesters and the summer session.
The instructional outline of
each lesson is designed with the development of focus as the first
goal. With this overall theme the participants are taken through
periods consisting of aerobic and anaerobic exercises, stretching
and strengthening and some very basic martial arts training. After
students master the basics of focus and physical preparedness, more
intensive training is employed. A clear step-by-step method is employed
creating a primary series of goals and building confidence in the
participants by mastery of each goal. Every three months participants
who have earned the right participate in a special exam that focuses
on physical, technical and mental elements. This exam provides the
first major goal uniting the primary series of goals achieved.
Other assistance includes tutoring
and grade management. Students are required to bring their progress
reports and report cards to keep on file with the masters. Consecutively,
world-class instructors relate personal stories of their walk to
success and overcoming their fears, obstacles and challenges. This
communication with the students provides a tangible relevance for
understanding their situation and the more complex ideology of success
provided in the lesson plan.
ASSOCIATION OF ELITE ATHLETES
CHARITABLE 501 (c)(3)
The “Elite Athlete Program”
strives to eliminate the incidence of US athletes that are forced
to give up their Olympic dreams due to lack of funds, or quality
coaching and training. The AEA provides the very best in coaches
and trainers, as well as financial support for competition. Elite
athletes adhere to a strict regiment of training of between 4 to
7 hours daily, on a six day a week schedule. The athletes adhere
to a strict regiment of athletic training. The cross training consists
· Flexibility Training: (static, passive, active and proprioceptive
· Aerobic / Anaerobic Conditioning: Consisting of distance
running, intervals and sprints.
· Progressive Resistance: Conducted in three phases of strength,
endurance and power.
· Plyometric Training: structured in intervals and specially
designed for optimum performance.
· Olympic Tae Kwon Do Training: AEA methodology combines
all aspects of cross
training and combines it with specific Tae Kwon Do skills and strategy,
innovation and mental and moral strengthening.
The athletes are required to
maintain their academic excellence, as well as produce athletically.
They are provided a very high level of education in that they learn
the strong moral values of giving back to the community. It is an
on going cycle of humility and a strong sense of moral responsibility
that are instilled in these unique individuals. It is the intention
of the AEA to perpetuate this positive cycle.
A number of participant from
the Mentoring Education Program have earned their way into this
program. Success from this program includes, but are not limited
- · Multiple World Cup
Medalists with many gold.
- · World Games Medallist.
· Goodwill Games Team Captain.
· World Championship Medallists.
· Multiple Pan American Games Medallists with a 1999 gold.
· Multiple Pan American Championships Medallists with many
· Eight U.S. National Team Members.
· Six Collegiate National Team Members.
· Six Jr. National Team Members.
· Four Jr. Olympic World Championships gold medallists
and one bronze.
· 2000 Olympic
· 2001 World Championships Gold medalist.
2003 World championships Gold, Silver & Bronze medalists
- Other assistance includes
tutoring and grade management. Elite athletes are required to
bring their progress reports and report cards to keep on file
with the masters / coaches with the majority straight ‘A’
student and National Honor Society members. Additionally, these
athletes receive counseling on life and career planning.
- · Create individuals
of strong moral character
· Create individuals that understand the importance of
mentoring those in need
· Make the United States the number one Tae Kwon Do team
in the world.
· Create strong and product members of society
· Create champions in and out of the competitive arena