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Student Leader Gets Her First Job at the Downtown Boxing Gym

Kenedi Cain first set foot in the Downtown Boxing Gym four years ago. Now, she’s not just a student participant, she’s part of the staff. Kenedi, 15, parlayed her hard work in the ring — and especially in the boxing gym’s classrooms — into her first-ever job as a part-time

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Meet the Gym’s Volunteers: Liz Garvin

We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for

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Shelf Help! Shelving.com Lends a Hand to Downtown Boxing Gym

The Downtown Boxing Gym is truly grateful to our donors and supporters who contribute in many ways to help our program grow and thrive. DBG recently received a generous gift from our friends at Shelving.com, a family owned business based in Madison Heights that specializes in storage. The company donated

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Beauty and BRAINS: A Cosmetics Entrepreneur Visits DBG

Entrepreneur and chemist Alyssa Space recently visited the Downtown Boxing Gym and gave an empowering talk about pursuing your dreams. Space is the owner and founder of ForHerCosmetics. Our girls had a blast learning about her journey and how she created her own makeup line. There are valuable lessons to

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Meet the Downtown Boxing Gym’s First International Volunteer

After nearly a decade running an IT startup in Berlin, Germany and traveling throughout Europe, Maurizio Graubner says he had a nagging feeling there might be something else out there for him. He found that “something” as a volunteer at the Downtown Boxing Gym, where he taps into his passions

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Celebrating Our Seniors: Congrats, Asia!

The Downtown Boxing Gym is incredibly proud of our 100% high school graduation rate – a track record of success that has continued every year since 2007 thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and volunteers. As graduation approaches, we’re celebrating our newest soon-to-be graduate, a

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Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Colin Swingler

We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for

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Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Jack Glover

We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for

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DBG Receives Detroit Future City ‘Working With Lots’ Grant

Spring has sprung in downtown Detroit and soon our students will be back outside learning and playing in our outdoor space. The Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to announce we’ve received a $17,000 grant from Detroit Future City to build what’s called an Organic Bowl Lot Design in our yard.

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DBG Goes International with the State of Play Study Tour

From March 25-29, leaders from Southeast Michigan and Western New York were given the incredible opportunity to travel to the Ruhr region of Germany and Barcelona, Spain to study how to reimagine recreation. How would communities change if every child was active? The Downtown Boxing Gym’s founder and CEO Khali

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