Bill Black has a personal mission…that is, to offer the best Before and After School Program on the market and hope others will follow…for the children’s sake. He believes underprivileged children should be able to receive the same confidence building extracurricular activities that others experience. He also hopes to encourage other after school programs throughout the United States to hire qualified tutors who can help the children complete most if not all their homework by the time the parents pick them up = more family time and better grades.
Bill Black was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina but considers Colorado his true home since attending Colorado State University as an undergraduate. After college, he became involved in ownership and management of several karate studios in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to earning a black belt himself, he grew the business to #10 studios and was voted 5th Best Martial Arts School in the Nation out of 20,000 martial arts studios by “Professional Martial Arts” magazine in 1997. Yoga and Pilates were added in 2001 and a dance studio in 2007. In 2003, he started his first After School program, adding this to the Atlanta Karate Centers. He was finally able to move “home” to Colorado in 2006. He began, 1st Choice A.S.K. in 2007 and has since grown to over 16 sites, and growing in Northern Colorado, including schools in Fort Collins, Loveland and Windsor. Bill has had numerous other business ventures, including acting, inventing / developing and marketing of a new golf accessory, and earned a private pilot’s license. His hobbies include golf, billiards and helping others who would like to start their own business. He presently resides in Windsor, Colorado. He and his family attend Timberline Church in Windsor. He attributes his success and many blessings to a supportive family (including his Children Samantha, Nicholas, mother Lorice and siblings Larry, Diane and Carol) and faith in God.