Costa Rica is a beautiful country to visit, world famous for its rainforests, beautiful beaches, water sports, and even soccer?
But outside of these tourist destinations are villages full of poverty with shacks for homes built with random pieces wood, tarp, and holes filled rusty metal roofs, and dirt for floors.
Some of them have running water, but many don?t.
Most of these homes are run by single, working mothers with multiple children, trying to get by just to get food on the table? ?
Growing up these kids don?t have many opportunities available to them…
Outside of public school education.
These kids don?t have any extra-curricular opportunities for music, language, sports, or anything else that can serve their holistic development for the future.
This is where Hero Academy Comes in?
Hero Academy (Dreamlife Alliance) is a nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of orphans and at-risk children in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
As of 1/7/18 we are located in the town of Tamarindo and we are facilitating the development of the community through after-school programs, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lessons and community projects that will provide a long-term benefit for the orphans and at-risk youth
Our mission is to empower the youth in our community through:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Martial Arts)Personal Development Movement Education Language LearningMentorshipHealthy Lifestyle Choices.
Through the hard work in these disciplines, we help them become antifragile in Mind, Body, and Spirit so that they can continuously become the best versions of themselves while stepping into the roles of our future community leaders.
Our Goal: To build a 10,000 sq ft sports and recreation center to serve 1000+ kids in our community by providing them with:
Martial Arts TrainingMovement EducationHealthy MealsAfter School ProgramsAnd A Sense Of Security And Community
We have 70+ youth students at our academy and 5 instructors with a few assistants.
We currently provide around 20 hours of classes of per week.
We have outgrown our space in the 1 year that we have been open and we are looking to expand to a bigger facility which at this point doesn?t exist yet.
We are actually making a difference in the lives of many Kids in Costa Rica!