MAI Mission Statement:
To unleash the power of STEM/CS, cultural, and arts programs. To do so we need diverse people eager and willing to improve self and community.
The More We Know The More, The More We Can Help.
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The MAI's Top Priority for Pupils is Progressive Results. We know that our success depends on the quality of our campaigns, friends, and partnerships. We aim to build physically, psychologically, intellectually, spiritually, and socially.
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Fencing is an Original Olympic Sport that develops overall mental, physical, and social health. Fencing develops strength, agility, speed, balance, endurance, flexibility, coordination, cognitive thought, perspective, attention-span, concentration, resilience and self-control.
Fun. Fencing is Fun and Culturally Rich. It's fun to play Three Musketeers and Zorro and more important to know that they are African stories and that Africans invented fencing.
Safe. The National Athletic Trainer’s Association says fencing is the only physical sport with about zero risk of injury. Fencers keep the entire body covered, which helps defend against germs and respects religious dress codes.
Respect and Coordination. Salute with respect as body and sword coordinate into a single thought, TO STAY ALIVE.
Fencing is Co-ed. Fencing is a NCAA sport with a combined men’s/women’s team title.
College. Fencing is a great way to help pay for college no matter what skill level. You just have to show up and practice/have fun.
The man in the above image is Jean-Louis Michel, an American Moor and The Father of French Fencing, b. 1785.
Big Eyes is a multi-faceted film program for development of social, cultural, artistic, and entrepreneurial skills. The idea is that achieving and maintaining psychological peace, feeling free to artistically express, and even escaping poverty may be possible by exploring human conditions through story. Big Eyes stresses that morals guide social resolutions toward life challenges. Hands-on instruction of use of movie cameras, equipment, sound systems, and editing software. Four 3-hour classes in two to four weeks. Youth, Adults, and Adults with DD.
Chess is fun and also a great starting point and tool for eduction, life lessons, and mentoring.
Through chess we learn that fundamentals are foundational and that with a strong foundation, we can build anything, including our minds, bodies, and social lives. Chess teaches that s/he who plans and strategizes develops a vision one step at a time, that a plan’s strength and success involves several cooperating elements and not loners, and that goals are accomplished not all at once, but a little at a time.
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Greatest Of All TimeS (GOATS) is a program that teaches boxing skills and how to train others to box, as well as self-control, socialization, history, and media research. Includes a library field trip. Three 3-hour classes. Youth, Adults, Adults with DD.
I’m A Writer, (IAW) teaches logic, socialization, and the tools of classic story-telling through writing for film. Aims to create writers, make them good, then great. Two 3-hour classes. Youth, Adults, and Adults with DD.
IAW Motto is: I create worlds with nothing more than a pencil and a thought.