We The Kids Christmas Program
JOIN US at Michiana Access TV (WNIT) on November 11th, at 2:00 PM
KBN See Action News “Kid” reporters.
Would you like to participate in our upcoming interview with our guest Jesse Minton? 1st Degree Black Belt winner from Indianapolis, Jesse won *Gold* in Italy! He will be our WTK guest and if you yourself are in Taekwondo, feel free to wear your uniform also!
We can only tape 30 kids so RSVP quickly – ages 6 and up.
This will also be our Christmas taping! If you would like to share your musical talent with Christmas type music please contact us very soon to see if the studio can accommodate your instrument, if you have one.
We will also sing a few Christmas carols as a group. So everyone feel free to dress in your Christmas best!
Rehearsal will be at the studio before going on camera.
All families/ kids contact us at WTKteam@wethekids.us or call WE THE KIDS at 574-315-1547
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KBN See Action Reporter for We The Kids.us, Member of USA National Taekwondo Team WINS the World Championships, July 2015 Italy….. WE THE KIDS Jesse Minton stood up on the 1st place podium with the American Flag wrapped around him, hands in the air and praised our God! 1 Gold, 4 Silvers, and 1 Bronze!!!!
Jesse’s statement of the Second Amendment, “Our Founding Fathers wanted us to be free. But without The Constitution there is no freedom. The United States of America was born of the dream that we could live free from tyranny. The Right to Bear Arms guarantees our ability to protect our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.”
Jesse Minton- 2nd Amendment Advocate, Patriot, KBN See Action News “Kid” Reporter for We The Kids, Member of USA National Taekwondo Team going to the World Championships, July 2015. Jesse is a 1st Degree Black Belt and really enjoys the sport.
Jesse is an 11 year old, Constitution loving, little boy from Indianapolis Indiana. Jesse’s family, going back many generations, has always been staunch supporters of the 2nd Amendment, and gun safety. (Both of Jesse’s parents, Steve & Ginny, are NRA pistol certified) At the age of 7, U.S. Congressman, Mike Sodrel, gave Jesse a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and he asked his dad to read it to him. Jesse quickly developed a love for liberty & history as well as a keen understanding that it is the 2nd Amendment that serves as the foundation and guarantees that we, the people, maintain and keep all of our other rights & liberties. As a 9 yr old at a 2nd Amendment rally, Jesse spoke on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse, asking grownups to be proactive at preserving gun rights for future generations. Jesse also attended his first NRA show in Indianapolis in 2014.
Gun “awareness/safety” was taught to Jesse at 3-4 years of age If you see a gun, #1-Don’t touch it, #2-Go tell an adult, & #3-Don’t go back near the gun until a grownup says that it’s OK). From the ages of 4-6, with the same Daisy BB gun that his dad received as a Christmas gift some 35+ years ago, Jesse began learning marksmanship and more advanced gun safety requirements. (Never letting the plane of the barrel pass over something you don’t want to shoot; Indexing your trigger finger, using the gun safety and NEVER touching a gun without the permission and supervision of a short list of approved adults). He later received a new Red Ryder BB gun. And in 2014 a family friend, with Steve’s permission, gave Jesse a Stevens .22 rifle. Jesse wants to shoot at an Appleseed event in the future and go squirrel hunting this fall.
Ever since I was about 5 years old, I always liked wrestling around, like most boys do. And when I was 7, my Mom and Dad enrolled me in Taekwon-Do classes at Greenwood Christian Martial Arts Academy (GCMA), in Greenwood Indiana. It is America’s Heartland!
Over the first two years I advanced quickly through the ranks. Then I struggled a little bit going from blue belt to brown belt, but my Dad helped me to see that I just wasn’t prepared well enough and that is why I was having difficulties. Since then, with the help of my Dad, Mom and instructors, I now know the importance of preparing properly.
I am now a 1st Degree Black Belt and really enjoy the sport. I am in leadership at GCMA and teach classes to children and adults.
In November 2014, Jesse received an invitation to try out for the US National Taekwondo Team in Dallas. Jesse surprised everyone by winning a National Championship and he earned a spot on the U.S. National Team!
Jesse is a respectful hard working young man who is learning that great things happen when he works hard to prepare himself to make the most of an opportunity.
Two famous Trainers and an Olympic doctor have volunteered their time to train and care for Jesse on his Journey. They see an opportunity to draw alongside a young man, not because it’s a sporting event, but because it’s an opportunity for Jesse to learn a critically important life process. And that process is; When you see an opportunity, if you show up with your BEST efforts, you’ll likely attain some small level of success. And that small success will likely springboard to a much bigger opportunity, that you’re not yet prepared for. But if you take the time to prepare, by committing, learning, then producing some unrefined skills that can then be developed, over time, to a world class skill set, and IF you stay focused, committed and not fearful of real authentic work, while remaining unaffected to the many distractions that can ruin a person, you will indeed be a successful champion. Medal or not, you will be a champion.
This is the 2nd most important lesson that Steve & Ginny can give their children (Jesse has a younger sister, Jordan Raye. She is 6), as it will carry over into their lives as Spouses, Parents, Servants, Employees, Employers, etc.
Jesse is a servant to others. He teaches younger kids Taekwon-Do. He shovels snow for the elderly. Almost without fail, with every Law Enforcement Officer and active & inactive military that he encounters, Jesse ROUTINELY says “Thank you for your service”. He’s aware, grateful and looks for opportunities to help others.