Building resilience and discipline through boxing
5 week boxing project
This project enabled young men to develop positive relationships and helped to increase community cohesion by setting up and taking part in boxing training sessions at the local gym. Young people developed their resilience, stamina and conflict resolution skills.
9 young men took part in the 5 week boxing project, one said it was “action packed, it builds confidence, self discipline and self esteem”, another stated that “boxing is harder then I thought it was but I like it”.
100% of participants strongly agreed or agreed that – “I have developed skills and confidence I didn’t know I had, I feel like I have more options open to me and I have increased aspirations for the future”. One young man said “this project was good because I got to speak to Sam (the facilitator) and understand that it’s possible to change your life around when you find something positive that you want to get into”.
Since attending the project, one young person that was excluded from his pupil referral unit has transitioned back into mainstream school.
Feedback from the youth club manager – “the sessions were found both challenging and rewarding by the young people who took part and all noted that they would like to continue this project in the future. The project enabled young people to become more methodical in their approach to boxing and understand the positive impact regular exercise has on their health”.
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Are you aged 11-25 and living in London? Want to run activities for other young people in your area? Want to support your friends and community and make a positive difference? Contact us today and you could secure up to £500 funding to make your idea a reality.
About the Project
Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.