Launches IndieGoGo to Support New Education Model for Preschool to 8th Grade

SEATTLE, Washington – February 29, 2016 – Root Academy launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $25,000 by March 17, 2016. The campaign supports a new model for education for preschool to 8th grade. The program integrates three systems: martial arts, Japanese philosophy, and Montessori education. This diverse education approach will teach children of all abilities and give them the necessary tools needed to reach their full potential.

This unique approach is a balanced and inclusive experience to promote independent thinking, creative problem solving, a deep sense of empathy and connection. The model prepares children to become an active member of society. Teaching martial arts builds confidence and a strong sense of self. The Japanese philosophy teaches children how to use their unique talents to help their community. In the Montessori model, teachers gently guide students in a positive, nurturing atmosphere that promotes independent learning. Students of all ages with unique abilities and challenges are part of the classroom experience. It’s an excellent model to guide children on how to work together, which is a great skill every adult should possess.

Funds raised from the campaign will cover salaries for the staff and teachers, cover expenses, classroom materials, martial arts training equipment, and lease the building.

The project is spearheaded by Heather MacKenzie Graham and Jarreau Elizabeth Gardner. Both have an extensive background in teaching and raising children of their own. MacKenzie has a third-degree black belt and is the Founder and Creator of Root Academy.

Help Root Academy by making a contribution on the IndieGoGo campaign or click here. Backers can choose from a number of attractive rewards such as one-on-one martial arts lessons, private nutrition consultation, and Montessori at home tips.

Any amount given can make a difference. This is also an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help Root Academy reach its goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.

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