Youth in our communities face daunting challenges: crime, violence, and drugs are all too prevalent amongst young people. The Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project offers an athletic and cultural exchange program that bridges the gaps between cultures and provides a unique opportunity for children and teenagers, many of whom have never left their own neighborhoods, to develop self-respect and respect for others, expand their horizons, experience international athletic competition and learn about the lives of their peers in other cultures. Participants in the exchange program travel to the host country for a week, enjoy cultural and educational tours with local youth and train at local gyms. The week culminates in The Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic, an amateur boxing competition and dinner. This is an exciting and confidence-building experience for the young athletes and we are very grateful for the generous donations that make it happen.
Youth Boxing Club
Youth boxing clubs offer a tremendous value to the public at large and serve their communities well by providing an alternative to the streets and teaching young men and women important life lessons about discipline, dedication and the value of hard work. In supporting these groups, The Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project aims to provide positive experiences, opportunities, and hope to the young people in our inner cities and to benefit the public by supporting alternatives to becoming involved in crime and mischief, which is unfortunately a common route for many of these kids.