We’re Beating Learning Loss

COVID-19 took its toll on students, but DBG is helping them turn the tables. Our support starts with one-on-one literacy intervention and ends with life-changing skills and self-confidence. We can end the learning loss epidemic, but we need your help.

who we are

We are fierce champions for children. Since 2007, DBG has been breaking down barriers, providing vital resources, and helping students succeed. We’ve built one of the nation’s leading out-of-school time programs with passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to our kids.

We’re Fighting Learning Loss and Doubling Donations this Holiday Season

The headlines are filled with alarming news about the lingering effects of COVID-19 on students in Michigan and nationwide. Across our state, high school graduation …

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DBG Celebrates ‘Reading Rockstars’ in Partnership with Center for Success

The Downtown Boxing Gym’s new outdoor learning pavilion was the perfect backdrop for a recent celebration honoring DBG’s reading rockstars. About 60 students and 10 …

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We’re Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary: The Magic of DBG

The magic of DBG is in the everyday moments and the safe space we create for our students to thrive…

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How We Serve

We believe education is a human right. We provide a holistic, personalized learning plan for each student, enrichment programming, college and career readiness, social-emotional skills building, basic needs support, and so much more. We also knock down barriers like food insecurity, transportation and the digital divide to make sure nothing stands in our students’ way. Click below for an inside look at the magic of DBG.


We meet students where they are. Testing and personalized learning plans + daily tutoring, math and literacy intervention and more.


Sports sampling, Intensive boxing and conditioning drills, mindfulness, cardio, strength, and flexibility classes.


Coaching, mentorship, and peer support to reinforce a positive self-image.


Coding classes, cooking, STEAM programming, and access to music studio, career exploration, and more.

Health & wellness

Nutritious meals, free flu shots, physicals, mobile eye exams, and community service opportunities.

college & career readiness

Career days, networking sessions, essay writing and application help, scholarship opportunities and college tours.


Our fleet of vans and drivers pick up and drop off students daily, breaking down the barrier of lack of transportation, and providing a safe, convenient way for students to attend DBG.

Our Impact

We change lives, and that changes the world. DBG provides a safe space for young leaders to discover their passions. Today’s students are tomorrow’s doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and so much more. Our DBG family is strong, and we invite you to join us.

Support DBG and help change lives

Join us to help our hardworking students become positive changemakers in their community.

Happy 313 Day from DBG!

We are celebrating in a super special way this year and we’re bursting with pride to unveil this creative DBG ‘313 Day’ shirt designed by DBG 9th grader, Bryce.

This LIMITED EDITION T-shirt is available TODAY!