Established in 1991, Gleason’s Give a Kid a Dream, recognized as a 501(C)3 foundation, has dedicated itself to reshaping the futures of underprivileged youth through the discipline of boxing. With the support of Gleason’s Gym and dedicated trainers, the program offers mentorship, education, and a positive outlet for at-risk inner-city youth aged 13-17. The program’s success is evident in its 75% referral retention rate and significant impact on participants’ grades and attitudes.
The comprehensive boxing experience includes tutoring, reinforcing the commitment to participants’ overall well-being. Success in the program is measured by personal development and newfound confidence, rather than boxing prowess alone. With ongoing community support, Gleason’s Give a Kid a Dream continues to make a positive difference in the lives of its participants, fostering discipline, self-belief, and a brighter future for those in need.