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$ 200
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A month of Martial Arts Classes for Angelina to help build self-confidence and self-discipline

Posted Jun 14, 2017
Angelina is currently residing with her Grandmother and this year was placed in a mainstream classroom for the first time. Angelina has struggled with peer relationships and exhibited behavioral problems due to life and family stressors that are beyond her control. Angelina's parents are currently working on building trust with Angelina again and it was determined that Angelina is in need of a positive outlet to vent her anger and frustrations even though she has come a long way already. The Division has provided three months of Martial Arts classes for Angelina and she really enjoys it. Aside from gaining self confidence, learning discipline and self-awareness, it is also helping her improve her social skills without fear of being bullied or made fun of and is improving her physical health. Angelina could greatly benefit from continued classes. Any extra assistance would be greatly appreciated as the Grandmother cannot afford the classes at this time. Angelina would like to continue the classes for a year. The instructor advised that Angelina struggles with self-confidence in part due to her weight but does well in class, hasn't quit and doesn't complain. The instructor is working with Angelina to make her feel comfortable and instill confidence.

Learn More About Angelina

Angelina is 13 years old and lives in Tinton Falls, NJ

Angelina is in the 6th grade. This is her first year being introduced into mainstream classes as she has been in self-contained classes due to her limited learning ability and behavioral issues at home. She has worked hard on her education and self control and has adjusted nicely to the new demands and surroundings of her classes; as evidenced by her current grades. She is currently in a drama club at school and likes it. Angelina is able to identify areas of needs and accepts assistance when needed.

The Wish Story

Mar 15, 2017

DCP&P - Asbury Park, NJ 1 requests this wish for Angelina.

Mar 15, 2017

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Jun 14, 2017

Anonymous grants the wish for Angelina! Thanks Anonymous.

Dear Angelina, I hope this gift will allow you to continue to pursue your interest in martial arts. Always remember that you are a truly special, unique person, and you can do anything you set your mind to. Take pride in your dedication to your classes. Enjoy every class and have fun with your classmates. Keeping working toward your goals. I'll be cheering you on from afar. Live life and love life. Most importantly: HAVE FUN.

Jun 20, 2017

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the DCP&P - Asbury Park, NJ 1 for Angelina.

Jun 21, 2017

Kristen sent an update on the wish for Angelina.

Thank you Eric for your very generous gift! It is reported by the Grandmother that Angelina is doing very well at this time. Her grades went up significantly since starting her kickboxing classes and her behaviors at home and school have improved as well. This gift will continue to empower and strengthen Angelina's success. Thank you again!

Aug 15, 2017

DCP&P - Asbury Park, NJ 1 receives the wish!

Oct 16, 2017

Angelina receives the gift from her case worker!

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