In Chimalhuacán, Mexico, a backdrop of dusty roads, roaming dogs, and a state landfill surrounds ApIC Utopia A.C.’s martial arts class. In synchronization, children and youth throw punches and high kicks as their coach and curious spectators looks on.

Extracurricular activities for children are not common in communities like Chimalhuacán, Mexico, but ApIC Utopia A.C. is working to change that.