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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Amateur Sports, Sports

Mission: The East Palo Alto Boxing Club was started to give young people of East Palo Alto at-risk of joining gangs or becoming involved in criminal activity a place to work out and relieve stress. Our main goal is to provide youth with the discipline and structure they need to succeed in life. Boxing changes lives, and the East Palo Alto Boxing Club has been changing lives since 2003.

Results: + More than 50% of club members have attributed ALL of the following to the club: avoiding harmful activities, improved school attendance and performance, improved relationships with friends and family, healthier diet, better at managing emotions + More than 80% of club members have attributed ALL of the following to the club: increased fitness, increased confidence, better willpower, and overall happiness with life + Over 600 total registrants since 2009, with ~10 new per month + 150-200 active club members with 20-40 participants DAILY

Target demographics: youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: approx 200 youth

Geographic areas served: East Palo Alto

Programs: Our primary goal is to provide youth with the discipline and structure they need to succeed in life. Additionally, we focus on violence prevention through physical fitness (boxing training), food security (collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank), and emotional well-being (partnership with Drew Health Foundation). Benefits also include obesity prevention, improved self-esteem and greater community engagement.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tom_57

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was not the least bit interested in boxing until I saw EPABC in action changing lives. It is a NPO, anti-delinquency program for disadvantaged youth. Boxing demands personal fitness & self discipline, promotes ambition & personal accomplishment, helps refocus, relieve stress and aggression. EPABC has excellent role models and mentors & strong affiliations with Stanford University personnel & programs. It is an emotionally "safe" place to seek counsel and support in addition to physical fitness (anti obesity, etc) for both men and women. See: http://www.epaboxingclub.org/mission I have been in the fundraising field for almost 25 years, mostly at Stanford and CAL.

*** I have seen first hand that $1 given to EPABC is worth about a $5 investment to its mission of changing the lives of needy, vulnerable, benevolent youth!***

EPABC also does a great job keeping youth in high school and helping them get into colleges. I am proud to support this organization!

Dolly Patterson

Review from Guidestar

Previous Stories
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Donor

Rating: 5

Incredibly benevolent people maximizing donations and time/emotional energy. I'm proud of this non profit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The impact of the East Palo Alto Boxing Club has had such a positive impact on the youth of the community. It is truly inspiring when a non-profit can really reach that level and affect so many lives.
Teaching youth discipline and providing a positive atmosphere is exactly what they provide.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This club reaches out to the most vulnerable and at-risk youth in EPA. The founder Johnnie Gray Jr. has created a safe and positive environment for the kids to gather daily, stay off the streets, learn discipline and hard work, gain fitness, and be part of a friendly, nurturing community. Johnnie has poured his heart and soul into saving these kids. Below are the stats from just this man's hard work and dedication. So with some help from donors he will be able to continue his club and help more kids.

+ More than 50% of club members have attributed ALL of the following to the club: avoiding harmful activities, improved school attendance and performance, improved relationships with friends and family, healthier diet, better at managing emotions
+ More than 80% of club members have attributed ALL of the following to the club: increased fitness, increased confidence, better willpower, and overall happiness with life
+ Over 600 total registrants since 2009, with ~10 new per month
+ 150-200 active club members with 20-40 participants DAILY
+ Extremely lean operations