TTENTION: Pleasant Lea Cheer
Due to a school program, all Pleasant Lea cheer practices have been cancelled for tonight, Monday, October 15th. Practice will resume at regularly scheduled times, next week, October 22nd. Thank you.

Due to Parent Teacher Conferences, all Maple Park Cheer practices for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16, have been MOVED to Maplewood Elementary, 6400 NE 52nd St. Practices will resume at Maple Park, next week, October 23rd.

Attention All Johnson Karate, 
Due to facility availability, all Johnson Karate classes are cancelled for the next two weeks, October 11 and 18.  Classes will resume on October 25 at regular practice times.  If you have shoes to donate for our shoe drive, please bring them on Oct. 25.
Please Note:  Oct. 11 was not an original semester cancellation – therefore, pre-paid students will receive a credit that can be applied towards belt testing.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.
Please call the ACTIVSTARS office at 816.994.2644 or 888.619.2131 if you have any questions or concerns.



We are excited to be part of this unique opportunity to help in a greater way and have the ability to MAKE A DIFFERENCE WORLD WIDE while running a Fundraiser for our Programs!

All you have to do is… ask your friends and family for what they already have in their closet - gently worn, used and new shoes!  The shoes you collect are not just shoes, they give a chance at livelihood that someone may not have had before.  The gently worn, used and new shoes you collect should be in good condition meaning that the soles are intact, they have laces (if necessary), there are no holes, they are dry and clean and they still have LIFE left in them.


If you would not give them to a friend, then they are not worthy to submit with your collection.


This Shoe Drive is important to ACTIVSTARS as it allows us to continue operating our programs at a low cost to students as well as offset our rising operation expenses.  Furthermore, your efforts will continue to allow us to provide Scholarships for families in need!


Students are asked to COLLECT their shoes from family ,friends, neighbors, etc. for the 1 MONTH we are running this SHOE DRIVE and have the shoes rubber-banded, bagged and ready for drop-off on their LOCATION drop-off date (exact date will be given per location soon)!  Please DO NOT bring collected shoes to your location prior to the scheduled collection date.  Hold on to them for the scheduled collection.

  • All styles of shoes are accepted (except skates)
  • The Clear Bags and Rubber Bands will be provided the week prior to your collection date to organize for drop-off
  • Please read through the Do’s & Don’ts attached


For 1 Bag of Shoes Collected (25 pairs):  Student will receive a set of BLUE light-up shoelaces

For 2 Bags of Shoes Collected (50 pairs):  Student will receive a BLUE Sneaker Keychain & light-up shoelaces

For 3 Bags of Shoes Collected (75 pairs):  Student will receive a BLACK String Tote, Sneaker Keychain & light-up shoelaces


- We will KICK-OFF our Shoe Drive formally the week of Monday, September 24 - Saturday, September 29

- We will run the drive for the month of OCTOBER.  Students are asked to collect their shoes and HOLD ON TO them until their collection date at their location.  

- We will begin collecting (Assigned per location, date given) starting Monday, October 22!

We look forward to a successful SHOE DRIVE for ACTIVSTARS PROGRAMS partnered with Funds2Org and our amazing families!

Here at ACTIVSTARS we are launching the “HELP A STAR” Initiative.  ACTIVSTARS OUTREACH is committed to helping us provide programs and scholarships for children in need. 

To contribute to this fund, we are adding the “HELP A STAR” section to the registration form.  Parents can choose to either round-up their total registration fee or make a one-time donation.  Just a few dollars will make a significant difference and launch this initiative.  

ACTIVSTARS MIDWEST will hold Brown and Black Belt Testing on Sunday, November 4th at Paul Kinder Middle School, Blue Springs, MO.  Testing will start at 1:00 p.m.   Please contact your Sensei with any questions you may have.

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