Non - Violence Youth Boxing Program Flag

  • Award Entered:
    Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year
  • Parent Organisation:
    Carroll Care Center
  • Project Host Nation:
    United States, Chicago: East Garfield Park
  • Overview of Project:
    The Carroll Care Center ( CCC) Non-violence Youth Boxing program fosters the values of self-respect and self-esteem. These life skills will be instilled via our training and workshops at our innovative recreation center. Our Youth Boxing program is designed to develop sportsmanship, camaraderies and serve as a venue for mentoring at risk youth. We believe this program can impact these individuals in a positive way that will result in productive influence to the community. By empowering our youth and young adults in our community to flourish as a whole. Our Youth Boxing program is designated in a high gang activity area. Our program addresses the issues of gang activity in the East Garfield community, which correlates dierectly with the increase of homicide in this community. Our objective with the Youth Boxing program is prevention and to reduce the participation of juveniles in the activities of gangs. We counter the negative activities that have become the "normal" for our children with postive activities to bring about a "new normal", positive conflict resolution. This program provides proactive services that will counteract the influences of street life, which ultimately leads to criminal activity.

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