Programs to serve and develop the youth of Cincinnati

Lives Are Changed
Through Amateur Boxing


  • Provide at-risk children, adolescents, and young adults with a world-class safe training facility and access to clean, safety-approved boxing gloves and protective equipment in good condition
  • Build strong foundation for physical health, strength and fitness by teaching boxing fundamentals (coordination, footwork, mobility, balance, coordination, weight management, nutrition)
  • Improve mental and emotional health by developing skills necessary for excelling in the sport of boxing (self-confidence, focus, determination, self-discipline, goal setting, time management, impulse control, self-awareness, self-respect, self-efficacy, redirecting anger/aggression)
  • Promote social health and pro-social behaviors in a collaborative team training environment (sportsmanship, coaching/mentoring, sense of direction, self-worth, character, self-reflection, mutual aid and support)
  • Continue developing and maintaining a successful boxing team capable of competing in USA Boxing and Golden Gloves shows and tournaments at the local, regional, national, and international levels, and producing national champions and Olympians


  • Create team-centered environment with appropriate structure that allows for teachable moments and supportive relationships
  • Expose participants to wide-ranging variety of experiences and opportunities for building life skills and core competencies
  • Introduce and connect participants with community leaders from a variety of professions and sectors
  • Capitalize on pre-existing community and corporate resources by partnering with organizations that can connect participants with social services and targeted developmental opportunities