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In 2008 with the guidance of the Harlem-born boxing legend, Joe Cortez, and various supporters, we opened our state-of-the art boxing gym located on the basement level of our Administrative Headquarters in Newark. In less than two months, our gym has forty youth in the program, most of whom never participated in an ASPIRA program.

The program uses boxing to get the youth engaged. From there we teach them discipline, respect, and conflict resolution, so that they use boxing as a sport and not a weapon. The participants also learn the importance of physical fitness, eating healthy and abstaining from drugs and alcohol. (Afterschool Program from 3:00-8:30 pm)

For additional information on the Youth Boxing & Fitness Program, please call 973-484-7554.

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