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The Elsworth Smith Boxing Gym,
Creating Champions in Life

Courage – The mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Respect – The feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Discipline – The suppression of base desires, and is usually understood to be synonymous with restraint and self-control.

Courage, respect and discipline are the three principals that the Elsworth Smith Boxing Club will teach to young men and women. These key skills will hopefully carry over into permanent life skills that will help people avoid pitfalls and successfully face the numerous challenges that young (and old) people face growing up and in life.

What the gym provides is less about punching and more about the lessons taught in learning to punch. Boxing is a healthy way to channel aggression as well as physically condition teens (and adults) mind, body and spirit.

The effect of boxing is apparent almost immediately. The first time someone puts on a pair of gloves and hits a bag or mitts they are a gladiator. They stand a little taller and feel more sure of themselves. Now add the rigors of training and the learning of technique. It helps people feel more confident. They walk confidently into an interview. They don’t see class work as hard in comparison to what it takes to become a fighter.

So begins the creation of a champion. Whether they ever compete in boxing or not, being successful is about a winning attitude. That’s what makes a champion. Nothing creates a winning attitude like training to fight.

Stand up today and find your star player…YOU!

-Nathaniel Coleman Jr.
Founder of The Good Fight

The Larry Shapiro Education Program & Job Program

Love – The feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection.

Serve – The act of rendering assistance, being of use, and helping.

Value – To consider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance.

The Larry Shapiro Education and Job Center is unique in that like the gentleman whose name it bears it starts with a simple idea. Love people. Serve people. Value people. These three principles are what our clients will experience as we help them negotiate through life’s sometimes murky waters. They will find compassion linked with encouragement, a strong direct plan of action, and assistance with getting the education and skills to be successful in life.

We connect resources with those who need them most. We provide smart and practical advice to those seeking to go to college, enter the military or enter the workforce.

We’re here to help, let us help you get started. 

Some of the things we can help with:

  • Study groups for ACT/SAT testing
  • College application process
  • Military Options
  • Resume Development
  • Job Leads
  • Interview Techniques
  • Free help to assist with employment goals