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Gloves Not Guns

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $198,700)

The Sommerville Boxing Club offers an intervention/prevention program for youth which uses the sport of amateur boxing as an alternative to anti-social behavior.The Club will provide youth with educational programs in nutrition, computer literacy and sessions in anger management. The Club will be a safe haven for these youth while offering a strong mentoring component to its program. The school system and the probation department will partner with the boxing club in identifying prospective participants.


Date Created: April 27, 2004