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Local martial arts center to 'chop' extracurricular activity costs for parents

Posted at 6:27 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 08:41:39-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — From rising school supply costs to sports and club fees, being the parent of an active student isn't cheap!

According to the 2019 Huntington Backpack Index, a survey that collects data to calculate school costs, the average price parents pay for their child's extracurricular activities is a little over $1,100 and that price tag could go up if you're the parent of a student athlete.

There's one facility that's trying to chop those fees in half for some parents. The Calvary Family Martial Arts Fitness Center is partnering with District 11 to give out free martial arts training for the month of February.

"As a district, we do great things but it really takes an entire community to help our kids succeed in life," Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas said.

CFMAF will let District 11 students train for free during the the month of February. The martial arts center is also offering a family deal. For a small donation, District 11 families can train during February as well. They must make a small donation to the child's school before they can start classes.

Martial Arts Instructor Isaac Costley says this deal will not only benefit students but also the district as a whole.

"We are also going to help the kids to increase their focus, self discipline, and respect towards teachers," Costley said.

The money raised during this partnership will go towards supplies and materials needed for after school activities. For more information on class schedules, check out CFMAF's website by clicking here.