Youth from St. Michael’s Social Center located in the neighborhood of Back of the Yards have begun training with youth from Little Village at the Chicago Youth Boxing Club. Through this boxing partnership, youth are able to build community with others from different neighborhoods of the city. The experience has been great and youth from Little Village who have been training longer have taken it upon themselves to train the new members from Back of the Yards. Outside of the boxing gym, they had the opportunity to travel together to Briar Street Theater and experience a viewing of the Blue Man group. They had a blast during this trip and were able to relax and hang out with each other. It’s through sports that New Life Centers is able to bring youth from around the city together and help build camaraderie.