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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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DBG and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Unveil New Outdoor Sports Complex

The newly-renovated space – featuring a multi-sport turf field and more – will provide athletic and learning opportunities all year round…

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DBG Publishes First Student ‘Zine’

Hot off the press: DBG has published its first-ever Zine! What’s a Zine? It’s a “magazine” written by our students featuring original poetry and articles …

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