NEW JERSEY GIVE A KID A DREAM

Champions of Life

New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream (NJGAKAD) Champions of life program is a 501c3 organization that supports at-risk youth using the discipline of amateur Olympic style boxing while expanding into fitness, health, mentoring, social etiquette and academic development. The Champions of Life concept teaches youth to not only declare themselves champions in the ring but to strive to become champions in life.

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LATEST NEWS

Uplifting Youth: Champions of Life Program Tackles Bullying Through Boxing

Boxing. It’s all ducking and weaving and throwing punches, right? Not for the New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream Founder and boxing coach Jacklyn Atkins. For Atkins, what goes on at Gleason’s Jersey Shore in Long Branch, NJ transcends teaching the discipline and work … Continue readingUplifting Youth: Champions of Life Program Tackles Bullying Through Boxing

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Battle on the Beach 2023

Join Us for the 7th Annual Battle on the Beach!

***ANNOUNCEMENT*** Due to the weather, Battle on the Beach has been moved to Gleason’s Gym at 10 Pearl Street (2nd Fl), Long Branch, NJ 07740. Saturday, June 24, 2023  Doors open for boxers 10 a.m. Doors open to the public 12 p.m. Boxing Showtime– First Bout 1 p.m. $30 Admission for Ringside … Continue readingJoin Us for the 7th Annual Battle on the Beach!

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“New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream” Featured On Good Morning America

  https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/video/boxing-coach-kids-dream-gets-special-surprise-95884829

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Battle On The Beach

Join us! 6th Annual Battle On The Beach Amateur Boxing Fundraiser

Join us beach and ringside! The City of Long Branch Presents the 6th Annual Battle On The Beach. Proceeds Support The New Jersey Give a Kid A Dream Foundation. All ages welcome! Food trucks, kid’s activities, vendors and more. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m. … Continue readingJoin us! 6th Annual Battle On The Beach Amateur Boxing Fundraiser

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new program Girls in gloves to launch in atlantic city

The New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream (NJGAKAD) proudly announces a programming opportunity in Atlantic City dedicated to young girls, GIRLS in GLOVES. This program is in collaboration with the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. Created for girls between the ages of 8 … Continue readingnew program Girls in gloves to launch in atlantic city

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Youth from Pittsburgh, Penn. attend the 2019 Battle on the Beach Fundraiser in Long Branch, NJ.

HOLD THE DATE – JULY 9th, ANNUAL BATTLE ON THE BEACH AMATEUR BOXING FUNDRAISER

On July 9th, New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream will host a Battle on the Beach Fundraiser in Long Branch on the Great Lawn located on Ocean Avenue between Ocean Place Hotel & Rooney’s at 1:00 pm. Whether you’re a boxing advocate or just … Continue readingHOLD THE DATE – JULY 9th, ANNUAL BATTLE ON THE BEACH AMATEUR BOXING FUNDRAISER

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NJGAKAD Launches GIRLS in GLOVES Program for Young Female Warriors

The New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream (NJGAKAD) proudly announces new a programming opportunity dedicated to young girls, GIRLS in GLOVES. Created for girls between the ages of 9 and 16, GIRLS in GLOVES aims to teach young women all about the “self,” including … Continue readingNJGAKAD Launches GIRLS in GLOVES Program for Young Female Warriors

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NJGAKAD Dining Experience Gives Life Skills to Youth

At NJGAKAD, we train more than just proper boxing technique; We prepare our kids for life. Youth in the program received valuable life skills training during a dining experience at Buona Sera Ristorante in Red Bank, New Jersey. A group of 34, including Coach Jackie … Continue readingNJGAKAD Dining Experience Gives Life Skills to Youth

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Learn more about NJGAKAD with our latest video

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Bullying-related film includes NJGAKAD staff, kids

The film Bully, currently in development, filmed on location at NJGAKAD’s home in New Jersey, including many of our champions as well as underscoring the ways to deal — and not deal — with bullying.

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