My children have been going to MMA for almost 3 years. I have gotten to know all of the instructors and "teachers" there, I know I can talk to any of them about any concerns or issues I may be having or my children are having - whether it is at school, home or otherwise. All the instructors care about the children and help them to build their confidence.
In addition, they are now open on weekends to the public for skate parties - the kids now have somewhere to go, something to do - so they wont get in trouble.
They have something for everyone in the family - regardless of age.