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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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22 Coaches from Across the Globe ‘Kick It’ with DBG

“I don’t have words to express this experience. We would like to do something like this in our communities. You’re doing this from scratch.” Those …

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Celebrating Our 2022 DBG Seniors: Congratulations, Renee!

Not many people can say they beat a celebrity in chess, but Renee Canty has bragging rights for winning an intense chess match against Detroit …

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Celebrating Our 2022 DBG Seniors: Congratulations, Matthew!

The flame of a successful future burns bright with Matthew Chambers. The University Preparatory Academy graduate joined DBG in 2020, in the middle of the …

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Celebrating Our 2022 DBG Seniors: Congratulations, Ken!

In her seven plus years at the Downtown Boxing Gym, Ken Cain has truly made a mark – as a diligent student, a leader among …

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DBG Reading Superstars: Joshua and Laura’s Story

It’s startling but true. Studies show more than half of Michigan’s third-grade students can not read at their grade level. The numbers are even more …

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DBG Students ‘Learn and Earn’ About Health Careers Through FACES Program

The COVID-19 pandemic gave us all an up-close and personal look at the importance of public health which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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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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DBG Alum Heads to Poland for an Academic Adventure

Asia Williams, a junior at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture and Community Design, is in Warsaw, Poland for a study abroad program…

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DBG Celebrates African Cultural Day of Learning

The sights, sounds and flavors of African culture filled the Downtown Boxing Gym during a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on January 17. …

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