Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program (DBG) develops good citizenship in urban youth through a demanding boxing program, strong academic support and a connection to the community through voluntary service.

Who Do We Serve?

We currently maintain 65 students between the ages of 8 to 18 years old in the DBG Youth Program, with more than 400 on the waiting list. 75% of the students involved live within a 3-mile radius from the gym, many of whom are residents of the nearby public housing units. Their families benefit by witnessing and taking part in our hands-on coaching methodology that focuses on academics before athletic training. DBG Youth Program is a Detroit, Michigan 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization.