CAYDC Students to Participate in Taekwondo Workshop

July 23, 2014

Living Classrooms Foundation and Syracuse University to Host Taekwondo Workshop in East Baltimore What: Syracuse University and Living Classrooms Foundation will host a taekwondo workshop for 30 student participants at its Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center campus. When: July 26, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm Where: Living Classrooms’ Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, 1100 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Syracuse University Mid-Atlantic headquarters and Living Classrooms Foundation will host the third annual ‘Bhealthy, Bfi, Bmore’ at Living Classrooms’ Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center in East Baltimore. This year will feature a taekwondo workshop with Team Yoo. The ‘Bhealthy, Bfit, Bmore’ partnership is designed to encourage a positive, healthy lifestyle for children from first to eighth grade who are enrolled in Living Classrooms’ CARE summer camp program. The children will learn taekwondo practices to follow a healthy lifestyle from a team of Syracuse University alumni and prominent community leaders. All ages are welcome and the workshop is limited to 30 participants. Students are asked to wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Healthy snacks will be provided. Notable participants include: Master Jason Yoo- Sixth degree WTF Black Belt, U.S. National Champion, Former Team USA Junior National Coach, and Syracuse University Graduate, Class of 2000 Master Joy Yoo- Fifth degree WTF Black Belt, Former U.S. National Champion, Team Yoo National Coach, and Syracuse University Graduate, Class of 2009 About Living Classrooms Foundation and the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center: Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as ‘living classrooms.’ The Foundation’s Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center (CAYDC) responds to the community’s need for intervention that supports the academic and social development of disadvantaged youth. The children and youth served reside primarily in public housing and low-income neighborhoods and their communities lack many of the services found in more affluent areas. CAYDC provides services in five core areas: Education and Career Development, Character and Civic Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts and Cultural Enrichment, and Sports and Recreation. In addition, the Center hosts a number of community events such as youth workshops and conferences, job and health fairs, family night activities, basketball tournaments, and a six-week summer camp. CAYDC is open seven days a week. Currently, more than 200 East Baltimore youth participate in programming at the Center. CAYDC is a part of our Children’s Target Investment Zone (CTIZ) initiative that provides programs and services to residents of some of East Baltimore’s neediest neighborhoods, which include the Perkins Homes, Fayette Street corridor, and McElderry Park communities. The CTIZ initiative serves some of the community’s hardest-to-reach individuals and our Youth Centers in the Zone strengthen young people’s academic and life skills, and provide health and wellness education. About Syracuse University: Chartered in 1870 as a private, coeducational institution of higher education, Syracuse University is a leading institution dedicated to bold, inventive ideas and initiatives. Syracuse University students are committed to ongoing learning in the classroom and beyond, and faculty further understanding through rigorous research and wide-ranging partnerships. Together, we change lives, communities and the world. Interested media should contact Christine Runion at crunion@livingclassrooms.org or Anna Holland at aholland@livingclassrooms.org.