Giving Good Kids In Need
A Fighting Chance
Profiles Of The Dream
Give a Kid a Dream is releasing a series of posts depicting stories and words of Give a Kid a Dream members. In each post you’ll learn a bit about the kids and members who work tirelessly each week and evolved while in the program. You’ll discover more about the real Give a Kid a Dream and the individuals who make up the community we are all part of.
The Lives We Impact
We have found we make the most impact on young adults ages 13-18.
At first most of our participants demonstrate frustration and disappointment at life and seem closed to positive energy of any kind. They appear to have lost faith and confidence in people and they have zero self esteem.
As a result most of our interviews are meet with a very quiet young adult that even as we speak of the wonderful journey they are about in embark on they are emotionless and seem to discard every word we say.
The program is difficult in that the boxing training is vigorous and the tutoring is real work. We believe that most of our participants have never been challenged or put to task.
As the participants progress and make it through the long Saturdays of work we find the walls they created by their life experience starts to fade and a wonderful and more happy young adult emerges.
From there we push like heck to see how far we can make them reach.
Bruce Silverglade & Perry D'Alessio
What A Great Event We Had!
CLASH AT THE CARNIVAL
November 21st at
The Broad Street Ballroom
In The News...
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
Our Last Charity Event...
The MAY REGGAE RUMBLE Charity Boxing Event
What a great night for a gala boxing event at the famous downtown Broad Street Ballroom. Some great fights and some great music for an exciting night of giving back.