SAVE OUR CHILDREN
Unlock their Potential and Improve
There Are No Limits is a non-profit, 501C3 corporation delivering in-school programs, after-school programs, and weekend workshops to improve self-esteem in teenagers and young adults.
We help young people learn the skills necessary to care about themselves, to make positive choices, and to respond effectively to life's challenges.
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Tom continues to work one on one with a large number of individuals helping them recognize and align their attitudes with their individual goals for personal growth and development. Growing up and learning to accept life on life's terms, rather than how we would prefer it to be, can be a rude awakening. Happiness always starts with accepting where we are first. Then we can map out our plan for the future.
2009 Cardte Hicks - Boys & Girls July Summer Basketball Camp
Our programs seek to empower youth
The programs that are lined up at this time with sponsorship
by Healthnet and The Sacramento Kings with Cardte Hicks and The Legends,
kids first with Tom Askins and There Are No Limits are as follows:
January 30,31 February 1-
Dr. Ephraim Williams Family Life Center
4036 14th Avenue
January 30-Sacramento Kings player Dahntay Jones
3-5:30PM in the afternoon
March 11, 12, 13--
Roberts Family Community Center
766 Darina Avenue
March 11- Sacramento Kings player Francisco Garcia
3-5:30PM in the afternoon
March 17, 18, 19 --
Robert Porter Center
2801 Meadowview Road
The Sacramento Kings player Anthony Johnson will be there at 2pm
March 24, 25, 26
Robertson Community Center
3525 Norwood Avenue
On Wednesday 3/26 Two time NBA
all-star Kevin Johnson, Phoenix Suns,
appeared to talk with the kids and have pictures taken.
In a study published December 6, 2007 in the New England Journal of Medicine, being overweight as a child significantly increases the risk for heart disease in adulthood as early as age 15.
This new study provides the most powerful evidence yet that the obesity epidemic is spawning a generation prone to serious health problems later in life. The study of more thatn 276,000 Danish children found those who were overweight when they were 7-13 years old were much more likely to develop heart disease between the ages of 25 and 71-even those who were just a little chubby as kids and possibly regardless of whether they lost the weight when they grew up.
"This is incredibly important", said Jennifer Baker of the
Institute of Preventive Medicine in Copenhagen, who led the research. "This
is the first study to convincingly show that excess childhood weight
is associated with heart disease in adulthood, or with any significant
health problem in adulthood."
The 2007 Project Healthy Kids Camp was held at Basketball Town on August 13 & 14. The primary goal of the camp was to teach kids and their parents about the importance of exercise, healthy eating, and living a healthy lifestyle. More than 50 kids and their parents attended the two day camp and participated in stretching exercises, basketball activities, gymnastics, rock climbing, and rope jumping. They were taught how to make a healthy lunch, were treated to healthy snacks, and participated in a Farmer's Market thanks to Save Mart Super Stores. Parents also received valuable information about nutrition from Healthnet, a major sponsor and the importance of physical activity for their children.
At the end of the two day camp kids received a Project Healthy Kids
Graduation Certificate along with a T-Shirt. They left with a new understanding
of what it takes and what they must do in order to lead a positive, healthy
lifestyle. Other major sponsors were MY58 TV, Cardte Hicks and The Legends,
kids first, and Tom Askins and There Are No Limits.
2006 Presented 4 paid seminars on strengthening self-esteem to adults in Fair Oaks and Woodland. Presented a 3 week trial program with specific freshman students at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, CA and were recommended for future programs.
|According to the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health, many children and adolescents suffer from low self-esteem, feelings of loneliness, reduced school and work productivity, and increased drug and alcohol use. It is predicted that these anxiety disorders will rise by 50% by the year 2020|
|The good news is that it has also been shown that children with higher self-esteem are more likely to avoid uncontrolled anger, violence, obesity, alcohol or drug abuse.|
|Self-esteem is the degree to which a person likes and accepts him/herself, in spite of mistakes, frailties, setbacks, or shortcomings. Self-esteem determines how capable a person feels to tackle obstacles.|
|Although educational resources are stretched thin today, the need to develop children's natural assets remains essential to prepare them for a meaningful, productive, and fulfilling life. There Are No Limits can do that.|
help to save our children:
Call Tom Askins, Executive Director at 916-792-2000