By R.J. King, dBusiness February 22, 2016 Southfield-based Beyond Basics, which operates a certified nonprofit literacy program in Detroit Public Schools, and the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program in Detroit, are working together to boost reading, writing, and word comprehension skills for students as part of an after school tutoring
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By: Nicole Ndwaniye, The Mirror News, Henry Ford Community College February 1, 2016 Khali Sweeney stands in the gym, helping a young female child boxer work her gloves. There are boxers working on equipment in the background. Photo courtesy of Khali Sweeney. In a city fighting for renewal, Detroit-native, Coach
by Edward Pevos, MLive Read at MLive.com DETROIT, MI – “The Rachael Ray Show” paid a visit to Detroit and surprisedDowntown Boxing Gym with some big gifts as part of an entire episode shot at the gym. Rachael Ray brought along boxing living legend Evander Holyfield and retired undefeated boxer
Evander Holyfield makes surprise appearance. (Photo: Regina H. Boone,Detroit Free Press) by JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press Celebrity chef and television personality Rachael Ray whipped up a hearty serving of generosity on Sunday for a group of Detroit youngsters and their after-school program and boxing gym. The charismatic show host made an afternoon
Rachael Ray treated kids and their families to a full Thanksgiving meal, presented a $25,000 donation from ConAgra Foods to the gym’s founder and welcomed surprise guest / retired boxer Laila Ali at the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit, Michigan on November 16, 2015. (Brandy Baker/ The Detroit News )(Photo:
From the Detroit News: Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program welcomed Rachael Ray and her TV show crew into the new facility on E. Vernor Hwy. The celebrity chef and host facilitated a new kitchen remodel and donation to the organization. Ms. Ray said she wanted to make sure to bring
DETROIT—Khali Sweeney can still feel the shame. Thirty years later, there is no forgetting his worst public school memories—those days when a textbook passed slowly from student to student, finally reaching Sweeney, and a teacher would ask him to read aloud. A cold knot clenched at the teenager’s stomach. Shame.
In our own words and pictures, Katie Couric, Gabriel Noble and TruFilms captured the essence of what we do at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program every day.
Home Town Girl is Back! I love you Detroit with all my ❤️#rebelheart A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:31pm PDT OCTOBER 2, 2015 @ 11:45 AM BY: JONATHAN BORGE Models Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss may have helped the sport of boxing gain popularity thanks to their sexy,glove-wearing
Madonna hasn’t forgotten her roots! The superstar and Michigan native made a special stop during her Rebel Heart Tour at the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym in Detroit. The facility — which “provides free after-school boxing and educational mentoring” to kids in the community, according to Madonna’s site — received funds