A Fighting Chance

It’s a knockout opportunity for kids in the Florence-Firestone area. At the Sheriff Department’s Century Station boxing gym, deputies and volunteers offer homework help and guidance — along with tips on throwing that perfect left hook.

The Sheriff’s Department’s Youth Activities League uses a sports-based approach to help kids and teenagers develop self-confidence and discipline. The boxing program in Los Angeles County’s Second District requires participants not only to condition themselves physically and mentally for competition, but also to eat well, live healthy, and keep their grades up. Several of the boxers have gone on to become junior champions.

Step into the ring and watch them show off their moves.