Mission: Fight 4 life is a faith based youth program provider; serving at risk youth of all nationalities with programs such as: tutorial for homework and after school instruction with the use of a computer lab, which is a vital service for many families without the ability to own a computer. While also servicing the parents to seek and file online application, anger management through physical fitness and boxing programs and tournaments. Students grades improving 90% ranging from k-12. Served approximately 139 children in 2014 an increase of 4 teens more than from last year's 2013, total of 135.
Programs: Fitness and boxing ministry- fight 4life uses the art of olympic-style boxing in the fitness and boxing program to teach self-discipline, self-confidence and anger management, (how to control anger emotions and not allow anger to control them). This program has proven to be instrumental in the way children and teens handle situations since becoming participants of the fitness and boxing ministry program. The fitness and boxing ministry program served 100% of the 139 children, teens and adults in 2014 and anticipate a 5% increase of new participants in 2015.
achievement: fight 4life is devoted to providing programs that will concentrate on academic, spiritual and social growth, health and fitness; reduction of school drop-outs, substance abuse, tobacco use, alcohol, and drugs among children and teens between the ages of 9 to 18 years of age. Nominated for the 2010 children's advocate award and recognized for its service to families and communities served by childcare resources" on march 30, 2010. July 24, 2010 received the dedication and excellence award from rt. Reverend dr. Williams wilson of the southern fellowship ministry and dr. Susan winchester, f. A. C. S. , birmingham breast care. In 2012 the fight 4life ministry boxing program was recognized for its work with teens at high risk of incarceration, the fitness and boxing ministry is now an alternative services for boot camp. Out of five teens referred to the ministry all completed the service and now seeks to live productive lives. In 2013 fight 4life, volunteers and staff was recognized and received, "certificate of exceptional community service. " in 2014 the ministry has received families from family services and local school systems as alternative to "boot camp".
I am the ring announcer for Fight 4 Life - and the Youngs do a tremendous job of helping youth of all ages, not only boxing but reading, tutoring, teaching, mentoring. I have seen young men totally changed with a great confidence, class and character. I ask you to open your hearts - please give - I personally stake my lifelong reputation on Fight 4 Life and the great contribution to society and lives. God bless you. Buddy Parker
I first met Greg Young years ago when he volunteered as a chaperone for his son's three day science field trip. We became fast friends because of his authenticity and warm personality. He was active with a non-profit that became the ministry he and his wife have today. The first thing he talked about when he learned of my interest in outdoor recreation was how he could use this to improve the lives of the children and youth he was serving. Greg and Dorothy have always been about service to their ministry--they both are the "real deal". I never hear them talk about themselves but rather how they can provide more and improve the lives of the people they serve in Fight 4 Life. This ministry truly is about helping not just the youth but the families as well. Having a non-profit and having served on two different non-profit boards, I could not endorse them more. This ministry needs our support, and I am confident that every contribution is used to create success stories in lives of children, youth, and adults who have not had the opportunities that most of enjoy on a daily basis. Dr. Bart A. West, Birmingham Alabama