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SEEN Community Changemaker Khali Sweeney Built a Boxing Gym with a Bigger Mission

Khali Sweeney was headed down a destructive path until he turned his life around and started a nationally recognized after-school program for Detroit’s youth
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Downtown Boxing Gym Gives Kids a Chance for Success

With a 100% high school graduation rate, Downtown Boxing Gym is a highly sought-after youth mentoring program on Detroit’s east side
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WWE stars visit Downtown Detroit boxing gym

WWE stars visited a Downtown Detroit boxing gym on Friday.
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Believe! Podcast With Khali Sweeney

Khali Sweeney was going to end up in jail. Then he real­ized he could make a change. After teach­ing him­self to read, he start­ed Down­town Box­ing ...
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DBG reacts to Affirmative Action decision WJBK

A day after the US Supreme Court overturned Affirmative Action regarding race as a factor in college admissions, DBG issued a statement of our own. ...
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Can After-School Programs Help Children Recover From the Pandemic?

DETROIT — A fleet of vans and a bus picked up dozens of students and dropped them off at the Downtown Boxing Gym here on ...
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Downtown Boxing Gym is making a difference in the lives of Detroit’s youth

Getting into the boxing ring takes a lot of stamina, strategy, and heart, and at the Downtown Boxing Gym, these are just some of the ...
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With 1,000 kids on its waitlist, Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym eyes international expansion

The Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program will soon be punching far above its weight class.
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Detroit youth sports organizations receive $300K from Amazon

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Amazon announced it plans to donate more than $300,000 to help fund youth sports. Fourteen local nonprofit organizations in the city of Detroit are ...
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Inside the boxing gym that trains kids for life, not to fight

Their schools were underfunded and understaffed. This Detroit community fought back with an unconventional approach.
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To honor Khali, DBG, and our impact, the KLA Foundation and Art VanElslander Foundation are generously matching $120,000 in donations to DBG.

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