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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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Romulus School Board Approves DBG Partnership

The Romulus Community Schools Board of Education approved an historic agreement Monday night to bring DBG’s award-winning youth mentorship program to Romulus. The DBG leadership …

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DBG Students Make Magical Memories at Camp Tanuga

From archery to tubing, biking, nature walks, arts and crafts, swimming, boating, sports, and even s’mores, 50 DBG students had an experience of a lifetime …

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DBG Transportation Coordinator Honored as “One Dedicated Woman”

Eight years ago, Asiya El walked into DBG as the parent of one of our students, and she never left. Over the years, she has …

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Summer Programming: Students Get a Kick Out of Soccer at DBG

Soccer? At a boxing gym? Yes and yes! Sports help us build trust and open the door to deeper conversations with our students which ultimately …

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Priming Students for Success, Amazon Holds ‘Prime Day’ Event at DBG

Amazon celebrated Prime Day, two days of ‘epic deals,’ with a special gift to Downtown Boxing Gym students and other children across Metro Detroit. The …

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DBG Visits Abraham Ranch, a Special Place that Rescues Farm Animals

Have you ever met a stray pig? A rescued goat? A hen with no place to call home? Downtown Boxing Gym students recently met a …

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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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