ABC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Empowering San Diego’s inner-city youth to step out in life with their best foot forward; without cowardice – but with courage and dignity.”         Archie Moore

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Your contribution helps ABC Youth empower children to their greatness. That means less crime, a better future, and more peace.      

HELP US PUNCH OUT VIOLENCE AND GANG ACTIVITY

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What We Do

The mission of Any Body Can Youth Foundation is to empower San Diego’s inner city youth to face life’s challenges without cowardice but with courage and dignity.

 
Archie Moore

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Our Story

The Any Body Can Youth Foundation aims to provide an all-in-one after school program in a safe, inviting environment for youth in underserved areas of San Diego. Our unique concept includes both academic and athletic components.

The ABC Youth Foundation is equipped with a learning center and a gym where youth can take advantage of academic resources and boxing lessons. In addition to our year-round academic and athletic programs, we also offer our Bridging the Gap enrichment program during the summer break.

Our goal is to establish more facilities and share the ABC concept throughout areas across the nation to prevent drug and gang violence among youth.

OUR ONGOING PROGRAMS

Help ABC gain traction in the community.

The Mongoose Boxing program is the athletic component to our youth programs.

AFTER-SCHOOL LEARNING CENTER

The Learning Center provides students with a classroom environment where they can study and receive academic assistance.

The Learning Center Hours
Monday through Thursday -  4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday - closed

"BRIDGING THE GAP" BREAK PROGRAMS

Our "Bridging the Gap" Summer and Spring Programs have a six week session (Summer) or one week session (Spring). The students spend their mornings in academic classes emphasizing reading, math and computer skills.

The Any Body Can Youth Foundation honors youth with the Mongoose Spirit Award. This award honors an ABC participant that has distinguished him/herself in the four core areas of citizenship, community service, academic performance and athletics. 

1M PUNCHES FROM THE HEART

ABC's campaign to punch out racism, gang violence and mistrust of  the police.

Click here for 1M Punches Campaign details & Media Coverage

Total Punch Count: 658,521!

$116,000 Donated

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Help Us Mentor and Shape Today’s Youth Into Tomorrow’s Leaders.

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The ABC Youth Foundation benefits greatly from the genrous commitment of our volunteers.  We welcome any volunteer tutors and volunteer coaches.
 
Both tutors and coaches require a basic level of experience and will go through an orientation and any training necessary.  Experience with youth 7 years old to 17 years old a plus, but not required.
 
If you are interested in volunteering please register through our Volunteer Listing at the United Way of San Diego‘s website.
 
During the Summer we are in great need of volunteers for our “Bridging the Gap” Break Program!  The program runs during the day from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday for 5 weeks. If you would like to commit a full week of service, or even a single day per week for the 5 weeks, please contact us directly (see our Contact Us section).
 
Community Service Hours and Recommendation Letters may be provided.

 

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COACHES, TUTORS, STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

STAFF
 
Eilleen Geluz
As the Administrator, Eilleen is on site each afternoon providing support to our youth and their families, volunteers, coaches and staff. She has been working with youth since 2007 and became a part of the ABC Youth Foundation family in August of 2014. She is currently a full-time student at San Diego State University, majoring in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry.
 
COACHES
Coach Arthur Wilson
Arthur Wilson started boxing at the age of eleven at the UpTown Boxing Gym next to the Apollo Theatre in New York.  Trained along side Doug Jones who later fought Muhammad Ali in a 10 round professional fight.  Many watchers thought this was the hardest fight on Ali’s road to the championship.  When he left UpTown Gym he went to train at the Department of Parks center called the Bath House.  The trainer was George Gasket who trained a lot of amateur champions but didn’t want to train professionals because he felt there was a corruption of boxing.  Under his training he was able to train along side several World Champions including Emile Griffith, Benny ‘Kid’ Paret and Dick Tiger.  Arthur entered and won several amateur champions and stopped boxing after George Gasket died.
 
Over 40 years of training, Arthur had several National Championships and over 50 non advancing tournament championships.  He is one of the leading coaches in San Diego and a Clinician, which is the highest ranking coaching level (Level IV) in San Diego.  He is an Elite Coach for USABoxing San Diego. Arthur was also invited to travel with USABoxing to China, Russia, England, etc.
Coach Bob Boone
Coach Robert “Bob” Boone grew up in Los Angeles, CA and received an AA from Pasadena City College.  He has worked with youth development for the San Diego Unified School District in special education as well as at local church groups.  He learned to box in the US Army where, after he retired, he has brought his skills to the ABC Youth Foundation in 2008.
 
VOLUNTEERS
LeMar Slater
Robin Carby
Cathy Naughton
Paul Carby
Daniela Mejia
Daniel Rose
David Hernandez
Lance Chenelle
Leo Morales
David Fitzgibbons
Doug Murad
Jack Stylli
Woody Merrill
Lindsay Fay
Michelle Madey
Hillary Key
Mya Brown
Christy Moore
Maria Bambill
Drew Tribble
James Greenfield
Dante Branch
Diana Kong
Emily Dow
Taekeyah Calhoun
Tristen Bless
Sudha Lakshmi
Laura Vazquez
Carina Hernandez
Rihana Qassimyar
Judy Kwak
Diana Kong
Holly Hess
Sam Hess
Edgar Bautista
Michelle Matson
 

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Call (619) 234-2200 to Donate Or Contact Us to get Involved

Volunteer Program

The ABC Youth Foundation benefits greatly from the genrous commitment of our volunteers.  We welcome any volunteer tutors and volunteer coaches.

Community Service Hours and Recommendation Letters may be provided.

Sponsor Program

All Eyes on Your Brand’s Good Deeds. Sponsor ABC Youth Foundation and receive the prestige and attention of supporting a worthy, publicized cause. Join our Proud Sponsors being exposed to kids, the press, families, and the world at large. 

Charity Fund

Donate to ABC Youth Foundation to help us punch out violence, gang activity, and crime in our neighborhoods – starting wth the kids who need it most. 

We’ve Raised over $400,000

We’re serious about helping today’s youth. Join us in the fight against violence to empower the youth of generatiosn to come.

Helping Children All Over the World

Our online outreach program and upcoming tv show will bring awareness to issues facing children today.

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ABC Youth Foundation presents – The Main Event

ABC Youth Main Event Event: Join us for a joyous evening celebrating the achievement of ABC students and alumni, the altruism of our volunteers, and the generosity and guidance of our supporters and sponsors. Purpose: To foster dignity and the development of...

Billy’s Intervention

“Instructor Moore, the police are here and they are threatening to shoot my boy!” This is a phone call recently received by ABC Youth Foundation President Billy Moore. Billy’s response was, “Where are you? I’m on my way.”  Instructor Moore is not a Police Officer but...

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ABC YOUTH FOUNDATION

HOURS

The Learning Center
Monday – Thursday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Mongoose Boxing Gym
Monday – Thursday, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Address: 3131 Market St., San Diego, CA 92102

Call Us: 619.234.2200