Efren recently started training in karate at a school called Thousand Waves. Efren was awarded a scholarship because at this time he would not otherwise be able to attend.
Thousand Waves is not your typical karate school. It is a mission-driven not-for-profit in Chicago. In additional to providing training in traditional martial arts, they run Adapted Seido Karate (ASK), a program for youth with disabilities, and provide Self-Defense/Violence Prevention programming to some of Chicago's most vulnerable community members.
Efren is taking part in the Spirit Challenge Fundraiser as a way to thank Thousand Waves for his scholarship. Thousand Waves is a special place and we hope you will consider supporting the great work they do in our community.
Thousand Waves' name comes from the Japanese saying, "One wave sets thousands in motion." Just one donation will go a long way to help Efren make his goal for Thousand Waves. Thank you for your support!