Since 2007 the Downtown Boxing Gym has been teaching kids growing up in Detroit’s toughest neighborhoods valuable life lessons - inside and outside the classroom, and inside and outside the boxing ring. By providing mentorship, tutoring, and basic needs support (transportation and food) for our students, we are able to create a lasting impact that ripples out across the community. There is a woman who helps keep the doors open. Meet Jessica Hauser she is this week's WCSX woman who rocks.
Executive director Jessica Hauser, struggled with not being related to anyone in the households she grew up in, and knew this was a special place. Listen to the podcast to hear her incredible story and why she is so dedicated to helping make this organization continue to thrive.
The Downtown Boxing Gym currently serves more than 150 students between the ages of 7 and 18. More than 75% of the enrolled students live within a 3-mile radius of the gym. Many are residents of the nearby public housing units. Their families benefit by witnessing and participating in our hands-on coaching methodology.
The programs are 100% free to all our students. Each student receives top tier educational support, mentorship, transportation and healthy food options. And the best part is that it’s working. The ever growing waiting list now exceeds over 850 kids.
Jessica Hauser and Coach Khali are working with the children of Detroit to try and fill their lives with hop through their Downtown Boxing Gym.
In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter from Turning Point Macomb.
Cyndy and I also discuss how to make time for yourself. We all struggle with our work, family and personal obligations which can lead to burn out, and in sever situations mental breakdowns. How do we manage it all? How do we take the stress out of life? Cyndy has some great tips on how to beat the burn out.
How often have you found yourself thinking or saying the following? "I wish I had more time for myself." "I'm so busy! I don't have a moment to breathe." "I need more hours in the day." "I don't have time for that." We lead crazy, busy lives.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE…
TURNING POINT IS HERE TO HELP!
Domestic violence and sexual assault rob an individual of their sense of safety, power, and dignity. Turning Point provides emergency and support services to meet both the immediate and long-term needs of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Turning Point strives to provide a safe non-judgmental place for survivors to explore their feelings and options, and regain control of their lives.
There is a 24 crisis line: