Kickstart Kids is a foundation that was formed by Chuck Norris. In the short time the martial arts program has been offered in area schools, it has made a big difference in the lives of local children.
Today the program can be found in more than 50 Texas middle schools, including three in the Brazos Valley.
Benjamin Mendez was on First News at Four Wednesday to talk about Kickstart Kids and the program's upcoming state championship.
The state championship will be held Saturday, April 19 at Rudder High School in Bryan.