WHO WE ARE
Northside Boxing Club is a registered 501c non-profit boxing gym located on 33rd and James Avenue in Minneapolis. The gym opened in March 2016 as a safe place to teach fundamentals about life, character, nutrition, and of course, boxing. The gym is free to anyone under 21 years old. We offer boxing classes every weekday night, in addition to summer long tutoring programs.
WHAT WE DO
Our program services 35-50 kids every night. On top of tutoring, teaching boxing and mentoring, we feed the youth and community for free five nights a week from the following restaurants: Bar La Grassa, Burch Steakhouse, 112 Eatery, Barrio and Loaves and Fishes.
Northside travels to boxing tournaments year round. Our young men and women compete at a national level. Currently, we have six kids nationally ranked in the top five, and that number continues to grow.
WHAT SETS US APART
Boxing is the tool to get them in the doors. It helps with discipline, a healthy lifestyle, as well as a release. We are much more than a boxing gym, in many cases we are a primary home for the youth that need it the most.
“We have a number of students participating in Northside programs after school. Many of our kids need more attention and opportunities for physical development which Northside can provide. They address the social and emotional well-being of each kid that translates to greater self-confidence and focus in the classroom.”
-Julie Guy, Executive Director, Sojourner Truth Charter School
“I have been taking my kids as well as kids from my school, where I am the dean, to Northside since they opened their doors. My youngest boy is now regional champ at 55 lbs and we are in the gym as a family 5 nights a week. We are part of the Northside fabric and family.”
-Morgan McDonald, Lucy Laney Grade School
DISCIPLINE & INTEGRITY
“Northside has provided my boys an opportunity to spend 5 days a week in a safe place that teaches discipline and integrity. I have no family to help and it’s me and my 6 kids. Northside has helped us out so much in helping with two of my boys”
-Michelle Walker, Mother
Northside Boxing would like to thank our partners. Without them, our program would not be possible.