PROJECT FIGHTING CHANCE
MEET THEBOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEET THEBOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & President
Visionary of Project Fighting Chance, knows first hand the unfortunate end result to the inner city at-risk youth. He began thinking to himself, "I'm going to too many funerals, sooner or later I will be the guest of honor."
Chairperson & Administrator
Founder and chief executive officer of Simmons Consulting and Training Service and has more than 24 years of experience in non-profit management and ecumenical/interfaith collaborations.
Executive Director & 1st Vice President
Award-winning social-entrepreneur with over 500 local, regional and national community service and mentoring awards, CEO of Street Positive®, Founder Daughters Lives Matter, his focus is on Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI).
RORY "Guitar" GANDY
2nd Vice President
Born and raised in the Bay Area of Northern California but a resident of the Inland Empire of Southern California since 2005. Education includes a B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College, a Juris Doctorate in Law from New College of California, School of Law and a Master's in Law (L.L.M.)
"Moxxy Man" HARRIS
Jatori worked with Children and Family services for over 11 years helping system involved youth transition independently off probation and from foster care. He continues using his collaborative skills with community partners to find resources that help support youth in transition to adulthood.
More than a national championship amateur boxing organization. We are a caring afterschool relationship for children and youth.
Project Fighting Chance is proudly located at the
Ruben Campos Community Center at Nunez Park on the westside of San Bernardino, CA. The organization serves inner-city and surrounding area youth ages 8 - 18 afterschool Monday - Friday in the areas of:
- boxing fitness and training
- health and nutrition
- homework assistance
- life skills
- critical thinking
- visual, literary and performing arts
- civic engagement
- aggression diversion and anger management
- mental health and wellness support
- violence intervention
- gang and drug prevention
- social emotional learning (SEL)
Founded in 1999 Project Fighting Chance has:
- trained and mentored over 7000 youth
- worked with elected officials and school administrators
- established public/private funding relationships
- hosted childhood trauma impacted workshops
- created parent engagement forums
- provided ongoing community outreach and support resources
- provided hybrid youth engagement during covide-19
- resourced onsite youth mental health support
- created youth employment opportunities
To function as a viable safe space and trauma resilience support system for youth and young adults at-progress while assisting them to become positive contributing members of the community.
Expand into a multi-location high quality afterschool enrichment program focused on boxing techniques and the arts to help develop the whole child through reducing childhood violence, aggression and trauma.
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