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About Us

 

 

Our Story

How We Got Started

ABC Youth Foundation was started by boxing Legend, Archie Moore. 

Archie was more than a boxer; he was a visionary who predicted a violent drug and gang epidemic that would trouble our nation. He proposed a simple solution: prevention. With this idea in mind, the Any Boy Can Youth Foundation was formed (later renamed Any Body Can Youth Foundation). Archie used the lure of boxing to instill discipline, respect and other positive values into the lives of youth to prevent them from falling into dangerous lifestyles.

 

Where We Are Now

Archie passed away in 1998 and passed the torch to his son, Billy Moore, who now serves as the President of the foundation. Though much has changed since the beginning in 1957, the mission remains the same: to empower San Diego’s inner-city youth to step off in life with their best foot forward, without cowardice but with courage and dignity.

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Our Mission

Our Vision

 

Boxing is much like life, where one learns through trial and error. But the best conditioned individual, in boxing, as in life, will usually be the victor” –       Archie Moore

Archie Moore was a boxing legend. He was the Light Heavyweight Champion of the world from December 1952 to May 1962, the longest reign of his weight class. Archie won 185 of 219 recorded fights, with 131 of those victories by knockouts.

 

Archie was more than a boxer; he was a visionary who predicted a violent drug and gang epidemic that would trouble our nation. He proposed a simple solution: prevention. With this idea in mind, the Any Boy Can Youth Foundation was formed (later renamed Any Body Can Youth Foundation). Archie used the lure of boxing to instill discipline, respect and other positive values into the lives of youth to prevent them from falling into dangerous lifestyles.

 

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Saving Lives & Building Families Since 1955

KIDS

Thousand Raised

LIVES CHANGED

We’ve Raised over $400,000 to Help At-Risk Children Around the World

ABC is committed to the welfare of at-risk children. Join us in the fight against racism, violence, and fear of the police – giving kids the dignity, respect, and confidence to have a positive impact on their communities – and the world.

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Address

3131 Market St.  

San Diego, CA 92102

(619) 234-2200