We believe Martial Arts are a vital tool in the personal development of young people everywhere. Kids of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds deserve equal opportunities to practice and gain a Martial Arts education. That is why BUCTOWN STRONG is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization focused on changing lives through the education and practice of Martial Arts.
We offer free memberships/sponsorships to students eligible for our Program as well as to our Youth Volunteers as we aim to provide more classes and opportunities for students to train both at our gym and facilities around the country. But – our vision doesn’t end there. Our Buctown Strong Scholarship was established to advance the hopes and dreams of Martial Arts students, from kids as young as six all the way up to athletes entering the Amateur and Pro levels of competition.
We ask that you review our Support Programs below to see how our vision for positive youth development might foster your interest in giving back to our growing Community. This Program is made completely possible by our thoughtful sponsors, merchandise, donations, fundraisers, and our NFT Project.
100% of all proceeds go to our Buctown Strong Scholarship Fund.
KIDS developmental PROGRAM
Our mission is to change lives through a martial arts education. This program will sponsor a child's gym membership, including Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MMA, Meditation, and other martial arts with gyms we've teamed up with. Martial Arts training can play a powerful role in youth development and a catalyst for organic growth in body, mind, and spirit.
Martial Arts fosters a culture of discipline, respect, confidence, resilience, accountability, and a healthy lifestyle. We believe that the study of martial arts can truly change lives and set young people on a better path for their future. Unfortunately, not every child has the means to attend classes. Your support helps advance our program and give more kids access to the benefits of Martial Arts classes. Instructors in our community give so much of their time and talent to students, and your support can go a long way in changing a kid's life.
student-athlete scholarship program
We are making an investment in the hard work & dedication these athletes clock in.
Our Student-Athlete Program was created to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue a combat athletic career or to help prep student-athletes for collegiate sports. There is a long list of sports and programs that are not subsidized by the government or education system. The Buctown Scholarship Program will give dedicated athletes who don’t receive financial support elsewhere an equal opportunity to continue their journey.
Off-season and post-graduate athletes rarely have the time or money to spend honing their craft. They clock long hours at school and/or work leaving less time to focus on their athletic careers. This Program sponsors young adult athletes by buying them the time they need to fulfill their responsibilities while working towards the next level-- becoming stronger, smarter, and better at their combat sport of choice.
Your generous sponsorship of an
aspiring combat athlete will fund:
Camps & Clinics
Traveling, Lodging & Meals
Competition & Tournaments
Amateur & professional athlete program
Embarking on this journey at any level surely provides it's challenges. Let's pay our athletes for their blood, sweat, and tears. It takes so much courage to compete at higher levels- with endless hours of hard work and commitment to prepping for events. This program will compensate combat athletes that put their hearts & health on the line for public entertainment and their willingness to pursue their unique careers.
Our community is important to us. We understand the financial struggles combat athletes come into contact with during training camps, medical bills, as well as their hardships to get to the top. We encourage these future warriors to continue by offering incentives and support to those near and far in our Martial Arts community. We start by planting local seeds to support athletes no matter what level or where they train..
To see a list of volunteer opportunities please visit the Jersey Cares Volunteer Schedule.
Buctown Strong Volunteer Program
This ain't no free ride! Our program holds youth students accountable. Students part of our Buctown Strong Program must complete a set amount of volunteer hours as a form of membership "payment". Through coaching and helping out around the gym, or teaming up with Jersey Cares and other local businesses in the community-- we provide youth students with volunteer opportunities. Please fill out form below if you are interested in our Buctown Strong Volunteer Program.
(Note: Our program has reached capacity - please message us if you'd like to be on the waiting list.