Boxing Futures aims to make an immediate and positive impact on young people’s lives through improving physical and mental well-being through sport, where are main focus is working with young people aged between the years of 16 – 25. However as Boxing Futures has grown, so has our reach, where we now also work with groups of younger children and adults older than 25. We deliver our work through three core services; Brothers Through Boxing, Sisters Through Boxing and Box Out of It, all of which are based around the Boxercise Award Scheme model of non-contact boxing training.
Our services enable individuals to build empowering relationships, develop soft skills, improve mental and physical well-being, desist from crime and anti-social behaviour whilst also increasing confidence and motivation. This allows young people to move positively forward into a positive future. We use this impact as a spring board into re-engagement with education, volunteering and employment opportunities.
During the last three years Boxing Futures has become increasingly focused on working to improve our young people’s mental health through sport, as this is an integral factor to their overall life satisfaction and success. With this in mind Boxing Futures has identified youth loneliness as a specific area of concern within the groups we work with.