Community Involvement

Community Involvement

DeSantos members are active in our community, helping schools and community events with fundraising, and working with those in our community who are less fortunate. Acts of kindness towards the community are a part of the core curriculum.

DeSantos Foundation

The DeSantos Foundation is a way for DeSantos Premier Martial Arts students and families to give back to our communities. This is a monetary fund that supports individuals and families within our communities, both locally and globally, who are socially disadvantaged by providing increased resources to help them reach their highest potential. Our main fundraiser for this Foundation is our annual Walk To Niagara Falls. This year our walk took place from April 18–21. [See our journey and more]

VOICES Youth Empowerment Symposium

(Date and times for next symposium TBA)

We at DeSantos Martial Arts have become concerned that a portion of our student body are experiencing many troubles outside of our area of expertise. Troubles like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, stress, negative body image, etc. appear to be on the rise in our community. Most times parents are at a loss for how to help their tweens and teens—they don’t know where to get help, or are afraid to reach out to others because of a stigma attached to what their family is going through. We want to help these families to find the help they need for life to get better. [More info]

DeSantos in the Community

East End Community Mural
Inside Toronto
Kiai Project
Snap Beaches

25th Anniversary Banquet
Anniversary Banquet

Niagara Falls Fundraising Walk
Snap Beaches
Philippine Reporter
Follow the Progress

DeSantos Open House
Snap Beaches