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TWENTY YEARS OF PROVIDING AT-RISK CHILDREN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT TO MASTER ATHLETIC AND EDUCATIONAL SKILLS

UMAR Boxing

"NO HOOKS BEFORE BOOKS"

UMAR Mission

A BOXING GYM WHERE EDUCATION COMES FIRST

Umar’s mission is to reclaim community youth from the streets of Baltimore City and prepare them for future roles as productive citizens of society. The program creates and maintains a positive and safe environment for children, providing multiple activities geared to improving academic, social and athletic skills.

Our motto is “no hooks before books” as we combine academic development and athletic training under one roof. While boxing is an exciting draw and integral part of the program, academic development is the paramount goal. Children must participate actively in the academic program in order to participate in the boxing program.

POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Since 1996

Children need quality, positive after-school/summer engagement opportunities to ensure a safe and healthy transition through adolescence to adulthood. The need for after school/summer programs is particularly urgent and critical in the Druid Heights Community of Baltimore City, where the Umar Boxing Program facility is located. Based upon the Baltimore City Public Schools and Youth Risk Index prepared by the Baltimore City Data Collaborative, Druid Heights has a risk index value of 1.0 to 1.6, an indication of high risk.

Umar is a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the State of Maryland. Umar’s federal ID # is 52-2118412.

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I would like to extend a special thank you for your excellent support of UMAR. Working with UMAR has opened my eyes to serve the city I love.
Marvin McDowell, UMAR Boxing