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Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

BOXING + BOOKS have a new home

ROSSETTI donated full design services to create a new home for the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. DBGYP’s mission is to develop good citizenship in urban youth through a demanding boxing program, strong academic support, and connection to the community through voluntary service.

ROSSETTI’s involvement arose as DBGYP began looking for a new space to accommodate future growth and expanded programming. With 65 students enrolled, and a waiting list of 320, the old gym was overcrowded. ROSSETTI repurposed a 30,000SF book binding plant into a functional and inspiring community asset. Aligning with the organization’s mission, the facility functions first and foremost as an academic and civic structure, with athletics as a secondary component. Located on Detroit’s East side, it provides a safe and engaging community space for students and their families.