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Books Before Boxing Afterschool Program

Downtown Boxing Gym

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $450,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2022–September 30, 2025
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Oakland, Wayne

About this grant

Books Before Boxing — an out-of-school time program operated by Downtown Boxing Gym near downtown Detroit — provides college and career counseling, one-on-one academic support and mentoring, health and wellness education and a diverse range of enrichment activities to students ages 8 to 18. Mott Foundation funding will enable the grantee to expand programming to more students by increasing academic staff and operational inputs including food, transportation services and supplies. Downtown Boxing Gym was created in 2007 to prepare students for success in both postsecondary education and the workforce.