Volunteers Needed for ACG Detroit Cares 2020 Charity Initiative


Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program


ACG Detroit members:

For 2020, ACG Detroit's community service beneficiary is the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. The Downtown Boxing Gym, whose motto is “Books before boxing," is an after-school program serving Detroit Youth since 2007.   

Students range in age from 8 to 18.  Each afternoon, students are picked up after school and transported to the DBG facility where they receive a nutritious meal, spend an hour in physical training or other physical activity (including but not necessarily boxing skills) and an hour on academic study or life skills programs.  

DBG’s accomplishments include a 100% high school graduation rate (details can be found here).  There are currently 160 kids participating in the DBGYP program, but due to the success of this program there are over 1,300 on their waiting list.  They have room for about 240 in their building, but their current budget and volunteers can only handle 160.

As part of the December 2019 Mingle Bells event, ACG provided a financial contribution to DBGYP.  The money is of course welcome; like most not-for-profits, they always have a need for funds.  However, the quality of their service to children also depends on volunteers, like you, who work directly with the children in areas such as:

  • Homework assistance
  • Informal mentoring
  • Life skills training, such as financial literacy, public speaking, and interview skills.
  • Athletic coaching and supervision
  • Organization and manning of special projects and field trips
  • Administrative help

ACG members have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can have a life changing impact on these children.  A number of ACG members have been inspired by the organization and have already expressed interest in volunteering.  We are taking this one step further and formally asking for your help and support. If you you would like to join your ACG peers and volunteer, please click on the link below which will take you to a volunteer form.  Each volunteer is required to attend an orientation. Orientation will take place most days in the month of March. These orientiations are hosted daily at 4:00 and 6:30 pm.  

Kind Regards, 
Doug LaLone and Dave Priestley
Orientation Details
Most Days in the Month of March
4:00pm or 6:30pm
Downtown Boxing Gym
6445 E. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI  48207
You must reach out to Sharon Kimble by clicking the volunteer button below to get scheduled for orientation before you are able to volunteer. 
Questions? Please call Sharon Kimble at 734-223-6055 or email skimble@acg.org.