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Diversified Youth Services (DYS) offers Safety Awareness & Self Defense classes (also known as Alert Child classes), KarateSmart classes, Distinct Dance and Dance/Cheer programs.  DYS works closely with San Antonio's school districts to provide quality classes at an affordable price close to your side of town!  Our classes are primarily held in public school gymnasiums after school in Northside ISD, Southside ISD, and Southwest ISD.  Cardinal Kids is the after school program for Southside ISD.  More information about Cardinal Kids & DYS Families can be found on the menu tabs above.  Our instructors and caregivers focus on teaching the whole child in a positive, social environment through encouraging, purposeful instruction while fostering lifelong skills.  

Self Defense and Martial Arts skills are valuable for individuals of all ages, therefore we also teach adults/parents in our classes.  Additionally, DYS offers personal instruction to small and large groups such as homeschool groups, battered women's shelters, senior citizen organizations, and hospitals.  Contact Mr. Henderson directly at (210) 310-0216 or to learn more.

DYS is committed and dedicated to teaching children, adults, and seniors through affordable, quality programs that foster social skills, self-esteem, and self-defense techniques.  Mr. Henderson and his team have dedicated their life's work to making the world a safer place through their time and dedication to each student.  For this reason, we are always grateful for any donations we receive.  All donations goes to supplies and equipment for our students.  Find a class near you from our Spring 2021 class schedule, and Register your child today!  Thank you for choosing DIVERSIFIED YOUTH SERVICES!

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* DYS is a 100% minority owned business.

* DYS utilizes our programs to improve each students life skills.

* DYS is committed to learning - students enrolled in our programs will have an experience that will last a lifetime.

* DYS holds classes every week for children to attend, to keep them busy, active and learning.

* DYS takes a group of students and tailor our approach to allow for a positive environment, regardless of skill level.

* DYS performs in parades, Spurs Games, Mission Baseball Games, Rampage Games and more.

* DYS uses a behavioral motivational approach geared for all children.  Our programs provide learning opportunities for all skill levels and helps the student develop social interaction skills.

* DYS has had a long history of providing children's educational and recreational programs.  We began our business in 1997 in Converse, Texas and have spread throughout the Great State of Texas.

*DYS was established to provide activities where students can learn self defense, kidnap prevention, dancing and cheerleading while having fun in a safe environment.

*DYS programs utilize trained and professional instructors who all have passed background checks to ensure and maximize the potential of each student.  The assistance encouragement approach we use utilizes our teachers as models throughout the class.

*DYS believes that all children have a basic natural talent, capacity and potential that exist in children to achieve whatever they want.  We are here to help that individual blossom.

*DYS makes sure that through participation and special events held each semester, that each group is guided to look, feel, sense and experience within themselves the hidden resources and tremendous potential of accomplishment they have within themselves.

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