Youth ProgramsThe Ring of Hope Boxing Club sponsors afternoon programs that offer a safe haven and supportive environment for inner city youth and young adults. The program uses boxing and physical exercise as an alternative to drug use and gang involvement and creates a positive support system for young people through physical training, coaching, mentoring and social support.
The Ring of Hope Boxing Club's after-school Youth Program meets Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is for kids 8-14 years of age. It offers a safe, secure environment for afternoon instruction and encourages positive attitudes, hard work and physical fitness. Young people also learn how to deal with peer pressure, develop a sense of belonging and receive supportive coaching and mentoring. It is a club as much as it is a sport.
Junior Olympic Competition Program
Some youth compete in local, regional and national boxing competitions through amateur, Olympic-style boxing groups. The program teaches the fundamentals of the competitive sport and supports young boxers through the early stages of competition in the regional and national Junior Olympics, Golden Gloves and USA Boxing tournaments.
The Peaceful Warriors is a program in conjunction with Schenectady High School that helps young men and women develop positive life skills. Through boxing and fitness, the program teaches discipline, commitment and self-control/anger management, as well as helping to provide support and maintain physical fitness. During normal times, we offer the Peaceful Warrior program and similar programs at both Central Park and Mont Pleasant Middle Schools.