COACHES, TUTORS, STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
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.
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.
The ABC Youth Foundation benefits greatly from the generous 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.