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Tyler Wright

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Because I'm in the Leadership program at my ATA school, my Instructor asked me to think of a way to serve others in my town. I decided to pick up trash at a park near my house so that kids like me would have a clean place to play. My Mom and Dad and even my little brother helped. It was kinda gross, but I had fun. I really like helping people!
– Paxton Thomas, Yellow Belt, 9 years old

Leadership Profiles

Tyler Wright

Emerging from Extreme Shyness to Teaching Taekwondo at Master Schreiber's ATA Martial Arts

It happens so often in Taekwondo that it's almost a cliché - a shy, insecure, self-conscious teenager begins training, builds skills and self-confidence, and starts achieving excellence in class and elsewhere. Soon the introvert transforms into a powerful communicator, valuable team member, and influential leader. Mr. Tyler Wright was just such a student. In class he would rather do push-ups than yell as required. That was five years ago, as a beginner. Now this young gentleman is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and assistant instructor at Master Schreiber's school - one of the most skillful, dependable and passionate teachers on staff, who also helps organize Team PRIDE fundraisers and other events. The fact that great leadership potential is often realized through Taekwondo training might be cliché - but it's a tradition ATA doesn't mind keeping up!

Songahm Changes Lives – Team PRIDE Extends Its Reach

Team PRIDE tuition assistance students often dedicate themselves to Songahm Taekwondo with such enthusiasm and diligence that in time they become some of the school's best leaders. They work hard and practice Songahm life skills in their personal, professional, educational and social lives, extending positive influences into needful places far beyond the dojahng. It is our pleasure to highlight a few of Master Jordan Schreiber's most accomplished students, who repay the kindness of Team PRIDE assistance with achievement and honor in their lives, and with true leadership in their schools and communities.