How do you keep kids out of gangs?

You teach them to fight!

It sounds like something Mr. Miyagi would prescribe, but the fact is, for the past six years, Second Round Boxing (2R) has been an integral part of Haven House Services’ Gang Outreach Program. Endorsed by Raleigh Police Chief Harry Dolan, 2R promotes resiliency protective factors and positive youth development while reducing exposure to risk factors.

2R targets youthful offenders and gang-involved young men and women between 11 and 18 years old, and uses boxing, weight training, and other forms of exercise to teach teamwork, self-discipline, time management, leadership, healthy living, and other pro-socialization skills. While 2R has been built using boxing as a “hook” to get kids involved, you will see we are making core changes to make 2R a more comprehensive fitness, athletic and holistic wellness program. What will stay the same is the program’s continued commitment to evidence-based Positive Youth Development principles, and empowering our young people to work hard and be responsible for their positive outcomes.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100%”] I invite you to join in the fun and the cause by considering sponsoring or purchasing tickets for this year’s event.  Monday, November 5; The Oxford Gastropub.  We just finished the event poster below.  Click through to buy tickets or learn more. [/sws_blue_box]



Sponsorship packet available here: MNKO Sponsorship Packet 10-18-12.



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