Empowering Detroit Students Through Boxing - 5:13
with Jessica Hauser, Downtown Boxing Gym
Posted Aug 28, 2017
The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program currently serves more than 130 students between the ages of 7 and 18, with an ever growing?waiting list. More than 75% of the enrolled students live within a 3-mile radius of the gym. Many are residents of the nearby public housing units. Through education, athletics, mentorship and intervention, the Downtown Boxing Gym empowers Detroit students?to be positive and productive members of society. How are students benefiting from the program? Jessica Hauser, Executive Director of Downtown Boxing Gym answers these questions and many more. Interview recorded August 24th,?2017. Hosted by Laurel Hess.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team

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