June 17, 2012 – Want to Volunteer with an Incredible Organization in Detroit?
As the Academic Coordinator on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, it is my pleasure to introduce myself! If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering as a tutor at the gym for some of the most incredible youth in Detroit, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for tutors who are able to commit at least 1 day a week. Any questions, please so not hesitate to reach out.
The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program encourages the youth of Detroit to engage in a demanding physical, academic and social program in which trainers, tutors, counselors and social workers provide daily services directly at the Downtown Boxing Gym. The kids are attracted by the desire to learn to box – with the help of the Youth Program, they will stay active at the gym, in their schools and in their community.
About the Program
Studies widely show that participation in sports improves both physical and academic performance among children and young adults. The Downtown Boxing Gym draws on the social, physical and competitive aspects of boxing to positively impact the lives of Detroit youth. Our program has three core areas of focus:
The physical training regimen involved with boxing has been proven to dramatically improve the health, strength and condition of each participant – even if they never enter the ring. Whether they participate in amateur boxing tournaments or simply meet their own exercise goals, the Detroit Boxing Gym ensures every young person is a champion in their own right.
We translate the discipline and dedication it takes to achieve success in boxing to each student’s academics. To support our participants, we provide onsite tutoring at the gym and hold academic enrichment programs throughout the summer. We are grateful for the support of all of the college counselors and associated agencies that provide our high school participants with the tools and guidance they need for getting into college.
We also underscore the value of community service at the Detroit Boxing Gym by providing participants with opportunities to partake in neighborhood cleanups, work at local soup kitchens and much more.
By focusing on body, mind and community, we help these young people develop the skills they need to be successful in boxing, school and life. Visit “The Kids” page to read about several of our youth boxing “champions.”
4760 Saint Aubin St.
Detroit, MI 48207