Project Fighting Chance

"Boxing is what we do.  Community is who we are."

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Nutrition


It is said that "a hungry child is a greater cost to society than the meal itself."  


Nearly 23% of San Bernardino County children live in food insecure households.  Project Fighting Chance, through funding support and contributions, is able to ensure youth participating at its location have a nutritious meal. But, staff costs are still present to prepare and distribute meals to children in need.  Your Tax-deductible contribution ensures ongoing support.


Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the inability to acquire acceptable food in socially acceptable ways. 

Beginning Boxing (Physical Distancing)


The problems of adolescence in modern times are of various kinds.  Ranging from obesity to depression; the practice of sports and physical activity is important.  Project Fighting Chance effectively introduces youth to the benefits of athletics and furthermore helps prevent problems whether social, emotional or physical.  Skills they can learn through participation in sports include teamwork, leadership, responsibility, discipline, and communication. Once young athletes become more experienced in sports, they often desire to play at a more serious level.  Help support healthy youth today with your Tax-deductible contribution.

Mentoring


Project Fighting Chance has an extensive list of of community leaders who are skilled at showing youth how to address the harsh realities of inner-city living.  From those who have "been there, done that" to those who are connected to viable resources to assist in getting the job done.  Project Fighting Chance ensures safe and secure mentor/youth relationships are established to accomplish tangible, realistic and measurable outcomes in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. It truly is about helping our youth, and their families, get somewhere positive.  Your Tax-deductible contribution can support this effort. 

Chess Club


Project Fighting Chance knows that to become a true and lasting championship boxer, it all starts in the mind. Helping youth make the right moves in life takes critical thinking.  The Project Fighting Chance promotion of "chess discipline" promotes a number of recognized benefits to youth impacted by trauma and violence.  As well as, sharpening their academic and behavioral skills.  While amateur boxing is what we do, critical thinking is what we do.  And, by applying key boxing techniques combined with chess moves, we help youth and young adults flourish as responsible, sustainable and contributing taxpayers in society.  Support with your Tax-deductible contribution today.

Arts


Whether creative or emotional expression through the graphic arts, Project Fighting Chance helps youth bring out their talents via visual illustrations.  The possibilities of a child's imagination is limitless when the proper supplies, instruction and time to create are provided in positive, safe, encouraging and unrestricted environment.  Contribute to support the purchase of art supplies with your Tax-deductible contribution today.

Guitars Not Guns


There are approximately 393 million guns circulating in the U.S.  

  • Teens ages 13 - 17 account for nearly 85% of child firearm fatalities.  
  • 59% of child related firearm fatalities are homicides. Is education that prepares. 
  • African American ages 15 - 29 are 18 times more likely to be victims of gun violence.
  • Youth ages 15 - 29 account for 31% of all gun deaths in the U.S.
  • Gun deaths now surpass auto accidents as leading cause of death among youth.

Help Project Fighting Chance continue its "Guitars Not Guns" program to increase instrumental musical learning and appreciation, with talented instructors.  Make your Tax-deductible contribution today.  Help us secure more Acoustic guitars so inner-city youth can learn in a safe, educational and valued environment.

The "Center Ring" Guest Speaker Series


Although most will never step into the "Center Ring" to fight as an amateur or professional, ALL can step in and help make a difference in a child's life. Project Fighting Chance is continuously seeking monthly speakers to enter the "Center Ring" and share their knowledge, experience, resources, love and care with under-served youth who may not otherwise get an opportunity to meet such people. Whether you are an elected official, educator, corporate executive, career professional or someone who has overcome life's challenges, we invite you to contact us to discuss speaking in the "Center Ring" for success.  Contact us today! 

Aggression Diversion & Violence Prevention


Something has happened to the minds and spirit of our community's youth.  That "something" involves the destructive chaotic environments, negative social exposures and violent conditions they are expected to live and accept as everyday normal; causing great risk to their sense of safety and emotional well-being.  Project Fighting Chance "Aggression Diversion & Anger Management" Boxing Workouts and Workshops have proven effective in helping youth and parents, alike, significantly reduce danger to themselves and the communities in which they live.  Help knock-out youth anger and violence today with your Tax-deductible contribution.

Literary Arts & Spoken Word


Pen to paper. Mouth to mic.  It's about expressing what's inside to stop hiding what's not right. So, whether fighting in the boxing gym or fighting with issues in one's life, Project Fighting Chance wants youth to have a creative and safe place to write and speak their peace.  Each week new lessons in the literary arts take shape in helping the social emotional turn into confidence and comfort within one's self.  Make a Tax-deductible contribution and express support as youth begin to express themselves.

Youth Civic Engagement Experience


Project Fighting Chance is aware that youth who are knowledgeable about public issues will become more empowered to make a difference in community for the betterment of others.  By participating in workshops, conferences and municipal visits and gatherings, youth voices and actions today will be heard to improve the actions of both government and non-government agencies in the future.