We Train Kids For Life
The Downtown Boxing Gym is a nonprofit that serves Detroit students and turns out champions — not just in the ring — but in school and in life. Click the video above to see what we do.
At DBG, the health, safety and success of our students is always our top priority.
We’re BACK! We have consulted with health and safety experts and given careful thought and consideration to our safe reopening plan. We are so excited to welcome our students back into our space and embrace our new normal with the core values of family, trust, respect and commitment.
Here's what we're doing:
- Additional deep cleaning of our building and vans
- Mandatory COVID-19 training for all staff
- Daily health screenings
- Hand sanitizer stations and handwashing
- Touchless sinks and light switches
- Smaller class sizes with an emphasis on outdoor activities whenever possible
- Masks for all students and mandatory mask wearing for everyone in the building
- Social distancing with floor markers and graphics inside the gym to keep everyone 6 feet apart
- Strict kitchen safety measures for all meals and snacks
To see the steps we’re taking to ensure the health and safety of our students, parents, staff, and visitors, click below to view our safe reopening plan.
Here's what we're continuing to do to support our DBG students and families:
- Providing emergency food, paper goods and cleaning supplies
- Using our vans to deliver food and supplies
- Offering virtual tutoring, mentoring, classes and workouts
Click below to donate and support our full-day summer program + our ongoing effort to provide care packages, meals, and essential supplies.
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We will continue to support the needs of our students and families and provide whatever it takes for as long as it takes. We train kids for life. And this is life. It’s what we do. We will keep you updated.
Thank you so much for your support, now more than ever. We will get through this together.
FAQs about DBG during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Yes, masks are mandatory at all times for students and staff. We are following all CDC and State of Michigan protocols and guidelines.
We are taking touch free temperature readings and screening all staff, students and volunteers before they enter our building or vans. All DBG staff members have participated in mandatory COVID-19 training.
Our fundraising remains focused on our academic and athletic programming, our COVID-19 emergency response, and providing emergency food, paper goods, cleaning supplies, academic materials including laptops and other support our students and families need as the pandemic continues.
We will follow all of the federal, state and local health and safety guidelines, inform anyone who was in close contact with the person affected and report all positive COVID-19 cases as required. In addition, we are prepared to halt our in-person programming as needed for the health and safety of all involved.
With many parents returning to work outside of their homes, it’s critical that our students have a safe place to go to continue to learn and grow.
Right now, the best way to help DBG is by providing financial support. We are using the funds to provide emergency meals and care packages, academic packets, and items like computers for virtual tutoring and mentorship and workout equipment for online workouts. Donate here to support our efforts. You can also purchase items from our emergency Amazon Wishlist. Or, contact email@example.com if you are a restaurant that can provide fresh meals for our DBG families.
While we sincerely appreciate this offer, we are unable to accept donations of food or other supplies at this time. Please donate here to help us provide food to our families or purchase items from our Emergency Wishlist. If you are a restaurant and would like to help out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest! We are currently at capacity for volunteers. As our needs evolve in response to current events, we will post available opportunities. We look forward to being able to work with you soon.
The top 5 things DBG needs right now are food (staples: beans, rice, canned food, bread), paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc.), paper, and the items on our Emergency Wishlist. But if there’s something else unique you can provide, please let us know. Your help is greatly appreciated.
DBG staff members are making phone calls and putting together delivery routes. Food is being delivered by our drivers, in our vans with the assistance of coaches. There is no need for families to sign up at this time. We will be keeping in touch.
We need a minimum of 150, one for each of our students who range in age from 8-18 or 3rd-12th grade. Our hope is that each student will be able to take advantage of the virtual tutoring, mentorship and workouts we’re providing to stay healthy, stay on top of their schoolwork, and stay connected to our DBG family until schools reopen.
The DBG team is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and best practices from hand washing and social distancing to limiting meetings to 10 people or less. We have also done an even deeper cleaning and sanitizing of our building and will continue to take proactive steps to keep everyone safe.