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February 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

Community Scholarship Program

City Champs Community Scholarship Program (CCCSP) provides existing schools, parents and community outreach programs working with youth an alternative means of providing a structured, educational environment for youth interested in the sports of martial arts and boxing. The scholarship program provides children access to the lessons taught through the discipline of martial arts. City Champs acts as a bridge between parents, youth outreach programs and martial arts gyms.

City Champs funds yearly scholarships for gym membership fees with equipment. Children must meet weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly targets set to maintain scholarships. These targets support the mission of City Champs, community partners and gyms.

Offered to youths ages 5 and up. Program is not limited to but targets and offers extra latitude to children from low-income families.

The concept of a “scholarship” isn’t always tied to a classroom. Learning takes place in many forms, in different environments.

Kids participating in City Champs learn invaluable life skills in the ring. Along the way, they learn the importance of enriching their minds outside the ring.

The requirement is to improve a student?s GPA, regardless of where it started.

These types of expectations obligate participants to set goals, and work hard to achieve them as they earn their position in the program. They learn other qualities, too ? discipline, respect, confidence, gratitude and more.

Scholarship Curriculum

Nomination and Application for Scholarship
  1. Applicants must be nominated by an advocate. Advocates can be any person or organization that believes the child will benefit from the scholarship.
  2. Applications must be completed by nominee by the 15th of each month to be reviewed for starting program the next month.
How it works:
  1. Nominee application is submitted and accepted. Our nomination form can be found at https://citychamps.org/application/ .We’ll respond to all applications within two weeks.
  2. City Champ Mentor: student is paired with a mentor.
  3. Conduct interview with child.
  4. 12 week entry program held at Community Partner location.
    • Must attend minimal of 1 class per week.
    • DISC personality test completed 1st month. Personality profile will be used to match student with Mentor.
  5. Scholarship awarded: after 4-12 weeks participation in entry program depending on progress.
    • Meet attendance requirements during entry program.
    • Personal accountability form signed.
    • Schedule: class and mentor times set every 30 days.
    • Equipment and apparel are handed out.
City Champs Scholarship Requirements: reviewed weekly at City Champ Mentor meeting
  1. Scholarship Personal Development Scorecard Targets.
    • 2 classes per week (reviewed by mentor).
    • 3 targets of development reviewed weekly.
    • Coach Score: martial arts instructor approval.
  2. Target 1: School Development: Improved GPA.
  3. Target 2: Knowledge Development: weekly personal development assignment.
  4. Target 3: Community Development: Minimum of 6 hrs of community outreach during program duration.

* Transportation: needs discussed with mentor.
** Values/Code of Conduct: Follow all beliefs and values set forth by City Champs.
***Personal development consists of personal coaching, traditional education, books,
audio, assignments and tests assigned by mentor.

Scholarships are a big piece of this solution. They’re just one, though. The most important piece, without a doubt is OUR YOUTH!

Mentoring Program

The City Champs Mentoring program focuses on the following three areas of development:

Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations.

Progress monitoring is used to assess students: academic performance, quantify their rates of improvement or progress toward goals, and determine how they are responding to instruction.

Engaging in the community enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. We want our students to be active members of their community.

Objectives of the City Champs Mentoring Program

  • Create a Culture of Continuous Learning
    • Personal Development
      • Personal coaching, books, audio, assignments by mentor
  • Progress Monitoring
    • Grade and Attendance Improvement
      • Progress Monitoring Chart
      • Communication with teachers & school
  • Community Development
      • Coordinate a community service plan
      • Students must complete ___ hours of community service

Apply for a scholarship Application Spanish Application

Comments (2)

Bernadette Anderson July 2, 2018 at 11:25 am

Hi I was given your email address to go on line and fill out the form for a scholarship. I do not see it. Please give me directions on how to to this.
Thank you,


Jared Bell August 26, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Hello Bernadette,

At the time you were looking for an scholarship application we were doing a summer gym program that had a June 23rd sign up. We were not accepting applications during the summer because of us doing the summer program instead. Currently for fall we are holding open gym class and accepting applications after one has attended a class. The info of dates can be found on our front page. Sorry for not getting to you sooner we had a few web problems.

City Champs

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