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 have known Greg and Dorothy Young for several years and have had the opportunity to be around the and the inner city youth that they serve in their ministry on many occasions. I have donated to the ministry, travelled to out of state boxing tounaments and even trained in the gymn with Coach Greg and have nothing but the highest opinion of the work they are doing and their genuine love for young people. At any given time their gymn is filled with real life stories of young people who were living on the edge before joining fight4Life who now have totally moved in a positive direction. The moral and spiritual training provided by the Youngs along with boxing lessons and tutoring assistance creates a very close bond that benefits these children for many years.