A decade has passed since opening their doors and the club’s founders has continued to believe that training builds character and help kids develop life skills that are valuable both in and out the ring that includes hard work, perseverance, responsibility, respect for others, problem-solving, strategic thinking and improved focus. In addition, the club has pointed out, the art of boxing combines athleticism, mental conditioning, and sportsmanship, along with addressing physical conditions such as asthma and obesity in children.
Guns Down Hands Up The discipline and confidence at the heart of boxing are also critical elements needed to combat the negative cycles kids are exposed to on the streets. Consistent long-term attendance keeps youth in a safe, positive and healthy environment during the critical “4:30pm-7pm” period, where unsupervised youth are more at-risk for experiencing violence.
Childhood Obesity The Program’s engaging and demanding physical activities, directed by passionate and experienced trainers, directly addresses the increasing problem of childhood obesity in our community and meets it head-on. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation reported that “More than a third of Monroe County’s children and youth are at an unhealthy weight. In the city of Rochester, 40 percent of young people are at an unhealthy weight, putting them at risk for heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Homework Center Just as training is a critical component for success in the ring, homework is a critical component in the academic success of our children.
To learn more visit Future Boxing Club Inc., at 460 Buffalo Road or call 585.978.0977.