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Tai Chi Youth Builds Body Mind and Spirit

Tai Chi Youth was founded in 1996 by Richard Del Connor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Richard was already teaching in youth rehabilitation centers and a youth maximum security prison. The results were consistently beneficial as these youths, teens, and young adults improved their lives and prospered in their social and business ventures.

During the 1990s, Tai Chi Youth programs were in demand beyond Richard's ability to provide classes to 3 churches, 2 universities, 2 high schools, 1 middle school, 3 elementary schools and the SLC YWCA. Classes were also taught for 9 years at Liberty Park and for 4 years through the Salt Lake City Continuing Education Program. The TCY curriculums were designed by Richard Del Connor "Buddha Zhen" to be consistent and offer belt ranking through the instructor levels.

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Tai Chi Youth logo 1996

taichiYOUTH.org

Tai Chi Youth

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Tai Chi Youth
(enterprise)

Nonprofit Education Organization for Youth at Risk and Seniors

Tai Chi Youth is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has taught Tai Chi programs in schools, churches, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, continuing education programs, and prisons.

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Curriculums:
Buddha Zhen

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Tai Chi Youth
TRUSTEE PACKET

Tai Chi Youth

EPK:
Tai Chi Youth
(enterprise)

(for interviewing and training TCY staff and board members)

Tai Chi Youth is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has taught Tai Chi programs in schools, churches, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, continuing education programs, and prisons.

Founder: Richard Del Connor
Curriculums:
Buddha Zhen

"Donate to TCY" text file (.rtf)      
IRS Final Ruling Letter pdf Verifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity status IRS letter of 2001 completed the Tai Chi Youth 5-year probation period resulting in this "Final Ruling" by IRS. Applications submitted by Richard Del Connor

Resume: Richard Del Connor

TCY Online President

pdf Resume of Richard Del Connor for fundraising for TCY Online School This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for funders of the TCY Online School. Richard Del Connor

Resume: Richard Del Connor

TCY President

pdf Resume of Richard Del Connor as President of Tai Chi Youth This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for various fundraisers.

Richard Del Connor

Resume: Richard Del Connor TCY Tournament Director pdf Resume of Richard Del Connor as Tournament Director of Tai Chi Youth This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for tournament fundraisers. Richard Del Connor
Resume: Richard Del Connor TCY CEO pdf Resume of Richard Del Connor as TCY Patriarch / CEO This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for other nonprofits and donors.

Richard Del Connor

Resume: Richard Del Connor MENTORING PROGRAMS pdf Richard Del Connor as TCY MENTOR This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for proposed mentoring programs.

Richard Del Connor

Resume: Richard Del Connor OBESITY PROGRAMS pdf Richard Del Connor as author/curriculum designer of OBESITY PROGRAMS This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for fundraising focusing on obesity issues. Richard Del Connor
Resume: Richard Del Connor PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES pdf Richard Del Connor as author/creator of PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES that provide requirements for high school graduation. This resume of Richard Del Connor was designed for programs licensed to schools of the United States in which students could participate in these Tai Chi Youth programs for the physical education requirements to graduate high school. Richard Del Connor
Tai Chi Youth
FACT SHEET
rtf Various facts and promotional slogans of Tai Chi Youth. This collection of descriptions and facts can be used for cutting and pasting into online forms, or creating promotions and advertisements of Tai Chi Youth. Richard Del Connor
Tai Chi Youth
MISSION STATEMENTS
pdf Various mission statements of Tai Chi Youth. These "TCY Mission Statements" can be cut and pasted as needed by staff and promoters. Richard Del Connor
TCY Business Plan
2011
pdf 8 documents to create a business plan for bank proposals and donors. Bank Loan Request
Start-up Expenses
Financial Projections 2011
Sales Forecast 2012
Profit Loss Projection 2012
Personal Financial Statement
Bus. Plan Appendix
Richard Del Connor
TCY Fundraising Promo html and rtf 8 Fundraising Excerpts of 1999 Donate to TCY
Email to YMCA 2003
Tai Chi Spirituality
Tai Chi Discipleship
Tai Chi Youth History
TCY Mission Statement 2002
TCY Rehabilitation
TCY Tournaments
Richard Del Connor

 

Books of Tai Chi Youth Curriculums

Tai Chi Beginner book cover
 
Tai Chi Intermediate book cover
 
Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner book cover

book cover
Tai Chi Beginner

by Richard Del Connor "Buddha Zhen"

Cover art by Buddha Zhen
First book used in TCY classes.
Subtitle: Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form of
Shaolin
Chi Mantis. Class Reading Manual.
16 sections of Tai Chi.
16 chapters in book.
16 weeks = 1 semester.

 

book cover
Tai Chi Intermediate

by Richard Del Connor "Buddha Zhen"

Cover art by Buddha Zhen
Second/third semesters of Tai Chi Youth.
Subtitle: Class Reading Manual
Qigong of Taijiquan.

 

book cover
Shaolin Kung Fu Beginner

by Richard Del Connor "Buddha Zhen"

Shaolin Chi Mantis student manual
Third/fourth semesters of Tai Chi Youth.
Subtitle: Warrior Athlete

 

For items, graphics, corporate information not contained in this press kit,
visit DONOR/CORPORATE SECTION of TaiChiYouth.org website for over 150 other documents.

Donor Directory of items

Documents of Tai Chi Youth

Trustee Notebook of Tai Chi Youth Board of Director officers.

 

Tai Chi Youth EIN: 87-0554261

GOOGLE TAGLINE:
Invest in the future by investing in our youth.™

Tai Chi Youth Website Slogan:
Teaching Today's Youth to be Tomorrow's Leaders.™

GOOGLE DESCRIPTION
Tai Chi Youth was launched in 1996 by Richard Del Connor to provide youth-at-risk with the education and exercise required to create better lifestyles and make better decisions with self-confidence and self-esteem. Since then, Tai Chi Youth programs have been designed for senior programs and working parents with only one class per week in our 12 Step 12 Week Kung Fu Bootcamp.

Tai Chi Youth programs enabled hundreds of adults to "rediscover the youth within" while attending YMCA classes of Buddha Zhen.  Tai Chi curriculums have been taught at the YMCA and YWCA for over 11 years with up to six classes per week.

TCY programs have been taught in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, parks, YMCA, YWCA, rehabilitation programs, and a maximum security prison. In each of these school locations we proved that Tai Chi Youth can cure sleeping disorders, and improve health problems of drug addiction, obesity, and phobias. Communication skills are also improved which enabled students to attain and succeed in better jobs and relationships.

Scholarships have been provided to a wide variety of youth at risk, Big Brother organizations, and Big Sister organizations, resulting in many students claiming that, "Tai Chi Youth improved my life." Help us help more of our youth by donating today to Tai Chi Youth.

Invest in the future by investing in our youth.
Make a difference in people's lives who will make a positive difference in other people's lives with Tai Chi improved health.

LONG DESCRIPTION:

Tai Chi Youth programs are especially beneficial to families where both parents work and cannot provide parental supervision. We provide traditional manners, etiquette, weight loss exercises that eliminate obesity, and TCY teaches leadership skills as students learn to work in supportive teams and independently. Our after-school programs normally operate on a 4-month semester system with 12 to 20 students per class. Classes range from daily to weekly. TCY can also design programs to suit the needs and time constraints of youth prisons, and rehabilitation centers through seminars and monthly "Zen Bootcamp" workshops. In 2008 the Tai Chi Youth curriculums were taught in two YMCAs, and at public parks contracted by the Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Department. With more three classes per week, and classes taught in three locations, over 200 students were enrolled. The beneficiaries of the Tai Chi Youth curriculums include the family and associates of each TCY student. As each student improves in their Tai Chi skills, many other social skills, job functions, and school learning abilities improve also. Since each student is in contact with 100 persons or more per year it can be estimated that each Tai Chi Youth student improves his/her community, without even trying to. Tai Chi Youth also promotes annual tournaments, has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, N.E.A., Utah Arts Council, many small businesses, donors, grocery stores, restaurants, and sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union, AAU.

FOUNDER: Richard Del Connor, "Buddha Zhen," Zhen Shen-Lang (Spirit Wolf of Truth)

133 Word TCY MISSION:
Tai Chi Youth programs utilize Yang Tai Chi and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu to develop the mind and bodies of students from age 8 to 80. With our primary focus and development from a maximum security prison program, and several rehabilitation centers for teens, TCY founder, Richard Del Connor "Buddha Zhen," created the 3-year Tai Chi Youth curriculum in 1994. With the launch of Tai Chi Youth as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1996, TCY programs were taught in after-school programs at public schools, churches, and continuing education programs. The original TCY Mission of reducing violence by improving health and well-being has been proven to be very successful. The TCY Mission now includes curing many physical disorders and mental maladies while eliminating obesity and developing better teamwork and leadership skills in our students.

100 Word TCY Mission Statement:
Tai Chi Youth programs utilize Yang Tai Chi and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu to develop the mind and bodies of students from age 8 to 80. With our primary focus and development from a maximum security prison program, and several rehabilitation centers for teens, TCY founder, Richard Del Connor "Buddha Zhen," created the 3-year Tai Chi Youth curriculum in 1994. The original TCY Mission of reducing violence by improving health and well-being has proven to be very successful. The TCY Mission includes curing physical disorders and mental maladies while eliminating obesity and developing teamwork and leadership skills in our students.

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Guidestar.org

Additional Tai Chi Kids program launched at YMCA, Tujunga, California. Combining, stretching, exercise (including sit ups and pushups), Kung Fu kicking and punching, with Chinese Qigong breathing exercises, the kids have all shown amazing development in their initial few months of enrollment. Ages 6 - 11 comprise the Tai Chi Kids membership as they learn the Yang Style Tai Chi (taijiquan) Form exercise.

recidivism = return rate to prison 80% = normal

recidivism of Tai Chi Youth trained inmates = 20%

AREA SERVED:
LOCAL:

Tai Chi Youth classes are available at North Hollywood Park in North Hollywood, California. Several days per week classes are provided in the mornings, afternoons, and early evenings. Students attend from Encino to the west, Anaheim to the south, and Chino to the east. Buddha Zhen teaches private lessons and our newest Tai Chi Youth program, "Kung Fu Birthday Party."

PROGRAM NAME: Tai Chi Youth
DESCRIPTION:

Tai Chi Youth is a 3-year curriculum that teaches the Yang Tai Chi Short Form and how it can be used to heal the body, balance the mind, relieve stress, and provide self-defense martial arts techniques using the slow-moving Tai Chi moves at a very fast pace, as they were originally intended to be used. The benefits of slow motion meditation are further developed with beginner to advanced level qigong (energy work) breathing exercises that are a continuous part of the TCY curriculums.

All curriculums of Tai Chi Youth were originally developed for the Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu programs launched in 1992 by Richard Del Connor whose Chinese name is Shen-Lang Zhen ("Spirit Wolf of Truth"). The overall 3-year curriculum of TCY is the first year curriculum of SCM stretched out into a proven program that elementary students, teens, adults and seniors have acclaimed and excelled in.

Budget $2,500

NPC Category: Youth Leadership
TARGET POPULATION SERVED 1: Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
TARGET POPULATION SERVED 2: Children Only (5 - 14 years)
TARGET POPULATION SERVED 3: Crime/Abuse Victims

LONG-TERM SUCCESS:
Tai Chi Youth curriculums have proven to be successful in curing obesity, improving concentration resulting in improved school test scores, reducing stress and improving the success of inmates returning to society. During the 1990s the inmates taught at a Salt Lake City maximum security had a recidivism rate of only 20% compared to the normal return-to-prison rate of 80%.

SHORT-TERM SUCCESS:
All students sleep better and eat healthier within the first semester of Tai Chi Youth classes. This improvement is easily visible as the students impress friends and peers with their increased energy, stamina, and positive attitude.

SUCCESS MONITORED BY:
Each 4-month semester of Tai Chi Youth includes weekly book work group readings where students discuss with their teacher and fellow students the weekly lessons which include topics like, "Judgment," "Perfection..."

Monthly solo performances are immediately followed by peer review before teacher criticisms. Leadership skills are developed through the focus, analyzing, and criticism abilities developed in these testings.

Each semester has specific requirements to create a consistent curriculum with expected skills and benefits. These semester belt tests are also a maturing event that develops self-confidence and teamwork abilities.

EXAMPLES OF PROGRAM SUCCESS:
During the 1990s, the Tai Chi Youth classes would receive many visitors of other martial arts and previous students who were only visiting from out of town. Some of these students would attest to Richard Del Connor how he was instrumental in the success of their life and happiness they enjoyed. One student brought his wife to Richard's class in Liberty Park, Utah to announce that only because of Richard's prison program was he inspired enough to improve his life, become married and be financially successful.

Other examples of Tai Chi Youth success include women contacting Buddha Zhen to thank him for providing them the ability to fight an attacker or rapist and win without injury to themselves.

KEYWORDS/TAGS:
obesity, drug abuse, youth at risk, victim, health, yoga, tai chi, kung fu, self-confidence, self-esteem

ENTERPRISE WEBSITES:

Homepage of Tai Chi Youth
http://www.TaiChiYouth.org

PRESS RELEASES of Tai Chi Youth: >>>

 

TCY SUMMARIES for FOUNDATIONS

Background
Corporation first established 1996 in Utah.
California Corporation

Purpose and Activities

improve quality of life

Fields of Interest
Subjects

Aging, centers/services
Animals/wildlife, bird preserves
Arts
Education
Health care
Continuing education
Counseling:
Youth
Teens
Young Adults
Drug Addiction
Family Counseling
Marriage Counseling
Seniors
Sleep Disorders
Eating and lifestyle improvements
YMCAs & YWCAs
Population Groups
Economically disadvantaged

 

Program Areas

 

Financial Data

 

INDEED.com JOB LISTING
Tai Chi Youth 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded in 1996 for youth at risk.

Tai Chi Youth programs have been taught in a dozen public schools, continuing education programs, YMCAs, YWCA, L. A. Parks & Recreation, colleges and other locations to improve health, develop endurance and physical balance, while also improving self-esteem and self-confidence in boys, girls, men, women, and seniors.

Tai Chi Youth programs have also been taught in prisons and rehab centers with verifiable results of curing drug addictions, sleep disorders, and emotional problems. TCY programs have been used to satisfy high school physical education requirements.

L.O.I.s sent 2015

We think this project is aligned with your CULTURE PROGRAM goals.
Tai Chi Youth will provide services with a regional reach and a national focus. Your sponsorship could create a special regional program curriculum design.

TCY improves many physical maladies, mental problems, and obesity.

April 20, 2015
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
415 Madison Ave. 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017-7949
re: Grant Proposal from Tai Chi Youth

Dear Executive Director, Albert Chung:
Tai Chi Youth seeks support of $288,000 (or portion of) from The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation for general support of our establishing offices, hiring personnel, and project support of our TCY Online Studio to be built in the same location as the Tai Chi Youth offices. We think this project is aligned with your youth at risk goals. Our students have included maximum security prisoners who later thanked Richard Del Connor for “turning their life around.” The recidivism rate in the 1990s was only 20% for all of TCY students taught in prison. Improving jobs, school grades, and creating successful families has also been attributed to the TCY program.
Our organization, established in 1996, is serving the North Hollywood and Burbank communities with our services of Tai Chi classes at North Hollywood Park. However, the ability to reach even the local youths of this area is diminished by our lack of internet courses.

This TCY Online Studio project for which we request funds will make a difference in the lives of teenagers and elementary school youths across the entire nation, as well as locally, with real-time classes each day and archived classes that can be watched and attended any time of day, anywhere in the world. The project will take the 3 months to hire staff and up to 6 months to remodel facilities for the offices and studio. This budget is separated into two components of 3 staff salaries and business rentals for one year at $224,000, and $64,000 for the constructing, furnishing, and networking of this computer system. According to our business plan created with the Small Business Administration, this TCY Online Studio will be self-sufficient in less than 4 years and serve over 10,000 students annually of all ages, with a primary focus on youth centers, schools, rehabilitation centers, and colleges.

We have received grant support from the N.E.A., and Utah Arts Council during our formation in Utah 1996-99, with other corporate and volunteer donations totaling over $30,000. Since founder, Richard Del Connor (Chinese name, Shen-Lang Zhen), relocated to Los Angeles in 2000, he has been teaching this Tai Chi Youth program only at YMCAs (11 years), local after-school programs, and as a contracted instructor for the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation (8 years). With attendance in all sports declined due to children spending time on the internet, Tai Chi Youth is compelled to reach them wherever they are or wherever they can take their laptop.

Please visit our Tai Chi Youth website and call me for more information. We can submit a full proposal with additional information for your further review.

Sincerely

Richard Del Connor
richard@taichiyouth.org
p.s. My daughter used our Tai Chi Youth classes to accomplish her physical education requirements and graduate high school in 2009. Students have lost up to 55 pounds their 1st year. The leadership skills taught have improved the careers of adults and school grades of our youth.

TCY program is successful because we also teach self-reliance, global religious understanding as we enhance the quality of life teaching Tai Chi health advancements, and youth leadership skills.

FACEBOOK PAGE INFO:

SHORT DESCRIPTION:
Tai Chi Youth is a Non-Profit organization dedicated to helping people improve their lives with Tai Chi and Chinese philosophies.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Tai Chi Youth was launched in 1996 by Richard Del Connor (Buddha Zhen), to provide youth at risk with the education required to create better lifestyles and futures for them. Our programs have been taught in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, parks, YMCA, YWCA, rehabilitation programs, and a maximum security prison. In each of these school locations we proved that Tai Chi Youth can cure sleeping disorders, health problems, drug addiction, obesity, and eliminate the need for prescription drugs.

Scholarships have been provided to a wide variety of youth at risk, Big Brother organizations, Big Sister organizations, resulting in many students claiming that, "Tai Chi Youth saved my life."

We are excited to offer the Tai Chi Youth programs to more communities. We are also in preproduction to create instructional videos and online lessons for youth at risk worldwide. Senior programs and after-school programs have also been created to reach and improve more people.

Thanks to all our supporters, and students for helping make the world a better and happier place.

Associations of founder, Richard Del Connor "Kung Fu Cowboy"
Jing Mo Federation
Tai Mantis Federation
Shaolin Chi Mantis
Buddha Kung Fu
Amateur Athletic Union AAU

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October 2015

Tai Chi Youth is a Non-Profit organization dedicated to helping people improve their lives with Tai Chi and Chinese philosophies.

Tai Chi Youth was launched in 1996 by Richard Del Connor to provide youth-at-risk with the education and exercise required to create better lifestyles and make better decisions with self-confidence and self-esteem. Since then, Tai Chi Youth programs have been designed for senior programs and working parents with only one class per week in our 12 Step 12 Week Kung Fu Bootcamp.

Tai Chi Youth programs enabled hundreds of adults to "rediscover the youth within" while attending YMCA classes of Buddha Zhen.  Tai Chi curriculums have been taught at the YMCA and YWCA for over 11 years with up to six classes per week in each facility.

Tai Chi Youth programs have been taught in a dozen public schools, continuing education programs, YMCAs, YWCA, L. A. Parks & Recreation, colleges and other locations to improve health, develop endurance and physical balance, while also improving self-esteem and self-confidence in boys, girls, men, women, and seniors.

Tai Chi Youth programs have also been taught in prisons and rehab centers with verifiable results of curing drug addictions, sleep disorders, and emotional problems. TCY programs have been used to satisfy high school physical education requirements.

Tai Chi Youth programs are especially beneficial to families where both parents work and cannot provide parental supervision. We provide traditional manners, etiquette, weight loss exercises that eliminate obesity, and TCY teaches leadership skills as students learn to work in supportive teams and independently. Our after-school programs normally operate on a 4-month semester system with 12 to 20 students per class. Classes range from daily to weekly.

TCY can also design programs to suit the needs and time constraints of youth prisons, and rehabilitation centers through seminars and monthly "Zen Bootcamp" workshops. In 2008 the Tai Chi Youth curriculums were taught in two YMCAs, and at public parks contracted by the Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Department. With more than three classes per week in each location, and classes taught in three locations, over 200 students were enrolled.

The beneficiaries of the Tai Chi Youth curriculums include the family and associates of each TCY student. As each student improves in their Tai Chi skills, many other social skills, job functions, and school learning abilities improve also. Since each student is in contact with 100 persons or more per year it can be estimated that each Tai Chi Youth student improves his/her community, without even trying to. Tai Chi Youth also promotes annual tournaments, has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, N.E.A., Utah Arts Council, many small businesses, donors, grocery stores, restaurants, and sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union, AAU

 

Other Shaolin Communications EPKs

American Zen BOOKS
Links to EPK webpages of books by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote, Buddha Zhen, or Rachel Connor.

American Zen MOVIES
Links to EPK webpages of movies: Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1, and Kung Fu Cowboy Documentary.

American Zen MUSIC VIDEOS
Links to music videos featuring American Zen.

Shaolin Communications ENTERPRISES
Links to the various subsidiaries and enterprises that include Shaolin Records, Shaolin Music, and Shaolin Chi Mantis.

Shaolin Records PRESS RELEASES
Links to Shaolin Records press releases related to End of the Line album by American Zen.

Videos

Kung Fu Cowboy "Scorpion Resurrection" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/29/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

Kung Fu Cowboy "Use Me" (Live)
YouTube: AmericanZenBand channel
Performed 9/1/2014 at Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

 

Media Contact:
Richard Del Connor
Founder, Tai Chi Youth

www.TaiChiYouth.org