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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – Maliq Watkins

Hard work is the name of the game for Maliq Watkins. A graduate of  Detroit’s Southeastern High School, Maliq was a student athlete who played ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – Mackenzie Canty

The journey to graduation is filled with countless memories and experiences for Mackenzie Canty. The Martin Luther King High School graduate is grateful for opportunities ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – Chauncey Shaw

Chauncey Shaw spent his entire childhood at DBG. After 13 straight years attending the Downtown Boxing Gym, he calls it his “home away from home.” ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – DeShawn Beal

DeShawn Beal will never forget the first time he met our founder and CEO Khali Sweeney. “Sixth grade, I was into things – gangs, fighting, ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – Isaiah Chambers

It’s safe to say Isaiah Chambers has a way with words. The soon-to-be-graduate of University Preparatory Academy High School is a poet who got into ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – Michael Perry

Michael Perry’s high school career began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much like many other students, he needed some external accountability to stay focused and disciplined ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – DaSean Moore

When he was just 12 years old, DBG senior DaSean Moore remembers putting together a ceiling fan all by himself. That sparked a passion for ...
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Celebrating the DBG Class of 2023 – Christopher Roberts 

Christopher Roberts walked into DBG as a 7 year old boy. Today, he’s walking out as a young man with college plans and dreams of ...
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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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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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