CPD Boxing Program Celebrates 1 Year Serving Youths

Program has grown to serve over 80 Cambridge teenagers


Cambridge Boxing Program

This month marks one full year since the first session of the Cambridge Police Boxing Program was held in 2011 when four Cambridge teenagers began training at the YMCA.

Since that day, and with the help of all of the men and women of the Cambridge Police Department, the program has steadily grown to include 84 members on the roster with more signing up each week for this free program. 

“Our boxing program has been extremely successful,” said Cambridge Police Officer John Jones, a member of the Cambridge Police Youth & Family Services Unit who runs the program. “The program averages between 17 and 25 teens per session every Tuesday and Thursday, and has helped us develop meaningful relationships with many families as well as with several state and local agencies specializing in the care and well-being of children and families.”

The Cambridge Police Boxing Program is a collaboration between the Cambridge Police Department Youth & Family Services Unit the Cambridge YMCA. 

This is a free program, open to all Cambridge youths ages 13 and up, and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cambridge YMCA on Massachusetts Ave.  Individual workout times run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with group training from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Participants may stop in any time and begin their training.

For more information on the program, or to sign up, please contact Officer Jones of the Cambridge Police Youth & Family Services Unit by phone at 617-349-9380 or by emailing Officer Jones.

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