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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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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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