We’re Stronger Through Community

Growing up in Detroit, Khali Sweeney struggled with dyslexia, not truly learning how to read or write until his 20s after his learning disability was written off as a lack of effort from a “problem child.” However, when he began shadowboxing, he discovered an outlet for reaching young people he wished was available to him as a child. As a result, Khali started a boxing gym of his own — one dedicated to giving kids the support that Khali would’ve greatly benefitted from. Seventeen years later, Downtown Boxing Gym has achieved amazing success, serving thousands of boys and girls ages 8-25 from 35 zip codes and 50+ schools in and around Detroit, Michigan.
Khali joins Benjamin to share the importance of uplifting your community and inspiring growth in children by simply listening to them.

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