Latest Stories: Harlem;'s After School Boxing Gym
Harlem, despite the late years’ advanced urban development, still faces poverty and violent crimes, especially after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Many residents have lost jobs, the sound of bullets become part of life again, and drug dealers, including newly emerged part-time comers of men and women, hang out nearly every corner of the streets, often next to school.
Free After School Services, operated by Mission Society, yet, give an opportunity to break the vicious cycle of poverty to children, and youth, and families, who are underserved. The boxing class is one of them. Through the activity, children and youths are not only able to learn physical fitness, but also to be encouraged to explore individuality, discipline and respect.