April 11, 2015, 9:30 – 12:00 p.m.
The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program encourages kids 8-18 to engage in a demanding physical, academic and social program. Nearly 95% of the children come from families that are living below the poverty line. The kids are attracted by the desire to learn to box – with the help of the Youth Program, they stay active at the gym, in their schools and in their community. The emphasis of “Books Before Boxing” has generated a 100% high school graduation rate of program participants.