KICKSTART KIDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving students the tools and support necessary to lead successful lives by teaching character through the martial arts. KICKSTART KIDS was established in 1990 by Chuck Norris with the help of former President George H. W. Bush. The program began in 1992 with four middle schools, three in Houston and one in Galveston. Currently, KICKSTART KIDS is in more than fifty schools throughout Texas with almost 8,000 students. More than 85,000 students have completed the program since it began, with many of them graduating from college.