1. Buy our book.
Life doesn’t pull any punches. From your first breath to your last, there are no “time outs” or “practice runs”; life just goes, hit after hit. Although our children live in the best country in the world, generational poverty, single parent homes, addiction and violence impact one in every four children. One out of every 6 children will be impacted by at least three traumatic events in childhood, which we now know will have long-term mental and physical health impacts.
In the short-term, these tough environments mean shorter attention spans, behavioral issues, and “acting out” in an educational environment driven by “zero tolerance policies” that push our kids onto the ropes, and into a life on the streets or worse. We have to do better for our future. Life Inside The Ring is the first release in the This Thing Called Life series.
The stories in Life Inside The Ring were collected from Writing for the Soul Workshop™ participants living in some of the most impoverished and violent neighborhoods in Arkansas and Texas. Using a trauma informed approach, our writing program helped the writers to get what was on the inside …out. For some of them, it started the healing process as a result. A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support Kingdom Boxing & Youth Outreach.
“Every day, mentors in communities across our Nation provide crucial support and guidance to young people. Whether a day is spent helping with homework, playing catch, or just listening, these moments can have an enormous, lasting effect on a child’s life.” –President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation, National Mentoring Month.
Mentoring is, simply, the right thing to do. You do not need a particular religious orientation or specific motive to be a mentor in our program. If you are in a position to give of your time—and many of us are—that is all you must have to begin. Click the picture above to learn more about our mentoring program, and to sign up.
Kingdom Boxing Youth Outreach operates exactly like any other tax-exempt, publicly supported organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, that are incorporated and registered in Texas while our application is pending.