Andres, AKA Andy, became involved at New Life Centers through the in-school mentoring program. He joined boxing at the beginning of the summer and had his first official match this past Thursday at Simon’s Park Boxing Tournament. Although Andy did not win his first match, he showed great resilience by stating that he did not view his loss as something negative since he can learn from it and make the adjustments he needs in order to become a better boxer. It is this type of character development that we want to instill into our boxing program. Joined in ringside were Andy’s fellow peers and boxers from our program who showed great support during the match. They will get a chance to compete once more time in two weeks at Ada Park – stay tuned!