Youth ProgramsRing of Hope Boxing Club (formerly Schenectady Youth Boxing and Fitness) sponsors an after school and recreational program that offers a safe haven and supportive environment for inner-city disadvantaged 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 program meets Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.and is for kids eight to 14. It offers a safe, secure environment for afternoon activities 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's a club as much as it is a sport.
Junior Olympic Competition Program
Some youth compete in local, regional and national boxing tournaments 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 Goves and USA Boxing tournaments.
Peaceful Warriors helps young men and women develop positive life skills such as discipline, commitment and self-control/anger management, as well as helping to provide support and maintain physical fitness.