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 Giving Good Kids In Need 
 A Fighting Chance​ 

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In memory of Rodney "Rod" W. Stafford
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Give A Kid A Dream Gets Back Into The Ring in High-Tech Style
Thanks To The Oculus Quest 2 VR

Brooklyn, July 1: We help inner-city youth in their formative years. We work to instill confidence through boxing training, tutor to help with school work, and provide a safe haven for our participants. 

To teach our youth how to box and have them engage more in a way they can relate to, the oldest running boxing gym in the USA, Gleason's Boxing Gym, in Brooklyn, NY  is using Oculus virtual reality to teach participants of Give a Kid a dream program boxing.

“The level of participant excitement and enthusiasm has never been so high,” says, Bruce Silverglade, President of Gleason’s Gym. “We are deeply rooted in boxing tradition and training but we are finding youth today really relate to the Oculus and are spending more time in the gym working out and learning to box. We plan on implementing this method of learning with all our participants and we think it's great." Give a Kid a Dream, continues to be one of the most successful youth boxing programs out of New York City. We strive to keep up with the most innovative ways of teaching children to become world champions of life.

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.



I’m Christopher Huot and I’m a youth Leader for Give a Kid a Dream



I’m Nalo Herrera, an 18 year old rising senior pursuing my BA in political science from Hunter College.



I am Elijah Reddick. I’m from Brownsville, Brooklyn, the trenches- cornflakes and water. 



I’m Damani Chance. I’m Jamaican, born and raised in Brooklyn for pretty much my whole life.


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

Our Last Great Event Was November 19!

@ World Famous Gleason's Gym

Watch the Stream Here!


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.”

Maya Angelou

Our Past Charity Events...


November 21, 2019 at
The Broad Street Ballroom


May 23, 2019

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.

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