The Bloc cultivates the love of boxing to share transformational resources with youth and communities on Chicago’s West Side.

Educational Benefits

Since 2016, we have maintained 100% high school graduation and college acceptance rates. Our fighters' average over 3.2 GPA every year. Youth who come to The Bloc to learn to fight ultimately learn how to fight for their success.

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    High School Graduation

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  • 3.2+



Benefits of Boxing

Youth who want to fight don't join mentoring and tutoring programs. When they try, they are often rejected. Through boxing, The Bloc offers a sense of belonging, support, and a space for youth to be the best versions of themselves.