The Youth Boxing Program, developed by Grand Prairie Police Department (GPPD) and funded through community and corporate donations, will provide a clean, safe and well-equipped environment for youth to train and prepare for competition. Experienced boxing coaches and police officers will be on hand to train participants. Academic tutoring will also be available through a mentor program in cooperation with the Grand Prairie Independent School District.
Both male and female youth ages 12 to 18 who live in Grand Prairie are invited to participate in the program located at the Charley Taylor Recreation Center.
To apply, come to the Charley Taylor Recreation Center, 601 E Grand Prairie Rd., between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The applicant must bring ID and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who also has a legal ID.
Boxing has a long and distinguished history and is a recognized Olympic sport. You are not here to learn how to fight – you are here to learn how to box. With the skills you develop, you will learn to overcome adversity and will become more self-confident. We will strive to help prepare you to compete in all areas of your life – from the boxing ring to your continued education to your role as a productive member of society.
Police officers on staff at the gym will be available to help you, and if you have a question, please ask. Academic tutoring will also be offered to help students with schoolwork.
GPPD Youth Boxing
If you attend a GPISD school, feel free to contact your School Resource Officer (SRO) for more information.
1525 Arkansas Lane
Grand Prairie, TX 75052