The 21st Century Afterschool Program has partnered with the Cultural Integration and Arts Association to facilitate Taekwondo classes provided by Team Raposa. Located in the Ironbound section of Newark, Team Raposa has developed successful young athletes, boasting 8 New Jersey State Champions and 2 National Medalists (USA Nationals Minneapolis, MN). On Tuesdays and Thursdays students at Dr. E. Alma Flagg are learning this ancient style of martial arts that is over 2,000 years old. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit are the five tenets of Taekwondo. Students will become familiar with these attributes through regular training, sparring, self-defense techniques and board breaking. With Taekwondo not only will students develop a calm and disciplined mind, the increased focus can help improve their academics.