My name is Shelle Brinsfield and I am a co-owner of Agape Fitness and Martial Arts located in Harrington, Delaware.  I’m writing to see if you would kindly consider sponsoring/co-sponsoring a disadvantaged youth in participating in our program.  This can be as little as $10.00 a month or even a one-time donation.

Our primary objective is to impact the City of Harrington one student at a time.  Having a positive influence on a student will hopefully result in affecting the entire family unit, which will then have an impact in the community.

At Agape Fitness and Martial Arts we firmly believe in showing students that they have purpose in life and that their life matters.  We offer an after school program in which we provide transportation for the students, volunteer mentoring, a nutritional snack and juice, as well as martial arts training.

We are also recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation. From the martial arts they learn our school creed: Self-Discipline, Honor, Respect, Humility, Patience, Loyalty, Honesty, Integrity, Perseverance, and Courage.

Our message is found in Romans 12:16-18 “Live in harmony with one another.  Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.  Do not be conceited.  Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.  If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”  We are excited to say that we have already begun to see this program at work!

There are several students already being sponsored.  Some have already tested for and received their first belt.  We believe other youth in similar circumstances might currently pose a threat for the City of Harrington without our program. Our students are learning to respect themselves and others, no matter what the circumstances.  Instead of being on the streets, possibly getting into trouble, they are at our facility receiving positive influence and guidance.  We try to get to the root of any negative once we have established a relationship/rapport with them.

We at Agape understand that there is almost always a cause for the effect.  Most people focus on the effects; our focus is on the cause.  We believe that this is why we are able to reach students.

I look forward to meeting with you if you decide to be a sponsor.  This can be a one time donation or a monthly contribution.  We are also looking for more mentors.  We will hang a banner in our facility to recognize you, your business, and your generosity.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  You can reach me by e-mail agapefitness2@yahoo.com or by phone 302-398-4001.