AFGBA supports youth and women’s boxing programs at Eastside Boxing Club in Vancouver BC. The coaches at Eastside Boxing Club work closely with the community groups to refer interested individuals who can benefit from the many benefits of boxing including discipline, camaraderie, health and fitness .
Who: NICCSS- Vancouver Roving Leaders Program – niccss.ca
The Vancouver Roving Leaders Program is a flexible, community-based initiative that connects and engages vulnerable, at-risk children & youth in the Grandview-Woodlands, Hastings-Sunrise, Renfrew-Collingwood and Downtown Eastside neighborhoods.
The Roving Leaders Program is about active connection and inclusion of our children and youth. We focus on connecting with the children and youth where they are, building a relationship and helping them to integrate into neighborhood programs, services and education opportunities.
The Roving Leader is a community youth worker who works outside the walls and boundaries of the traditional youth-work or recreation setting. The Roving Leaders are flexible, provide outreach to the community and connect with children where they are: on the street, in the park, with their peers. They involve children (primarily 10 to 16 years old) in positive activities, breaking down barriers they may face in accessing programs or services in their community and developing their strengths, talents and interests.
How We Help: ESB runs a free after school boxing program 3 times a week. This program is facilitated by head coach Dave Schuck and other ESB boxer mentors. ESB works with NICCSS case workers to help introduce youth participants to exercise and a variety of life skills through mentorship and relationship building.