Through the Knights in the Ring Initiative, LOCF offers a direct solution to the global problem of at-risk youth not having ACCESS to after-school activities and summer programs for safety and learning during the times that they are most vulnerable to victimization.
LOC delivers comprehensively designed, awe-inspiring, FREE summer boxing INTENSIVE camps that are engaging and in a setting of supervised, disciplined fun.
Dismissal time on school days, between the hours of 3pm – 7pm is the prime-time juvenile crime occurs, when at risk youths have neither constructive activity nor adult supervision. During these times, at risk youth are more likely to be participants in violent crimes or become victims themselves of violent crimes and other dangers (Newman, Fox, Flyn, & Christeson 2000).
How children and youth spend their leisure time plays a key role in their behavioral learning process. Leisure is essential to a child’s well-being and affects their developmental trajectory in dealing with social relationships. In underserved communities, the leisure time for youth, especially after school hours and the summer break period becomes idle, free time with limited to no activity. Children from these communities typically do not have access to after school activities that help to develop their self-efficacy and keep them physically and psychologically safe.
LOCF Summer Camps changes idle time to focused, productive and fun times for youth. LOCF Summer Camps are designed to be implemented in a variety of settings in any country. Approved and desirable settings include Universities, High schools, boxing gyms and community centers. A combination of fun and learning, LOCF Summer Camps are staffed 100% by volunteers including trained social intervention professionals and LOCF Pro boxers, who direct the boxing program.
Sports participation when used properly can reduce crime, juvenile delinquency and gang participation and provide the opportunity for adolescents to develop and grow to become fully functioning adults (Weinstein, Fuller, Mulrooney, & Koch 2014).
Supervised directly by Mr. Lennox Lewis, LOCF Boxing Camps offer intensive development in boxing and life skills to develop the “Next Generation of Champions”. The boxing program and training is curated and designed by Lennox Lewis training system and the team adheres to the method. An illustrious, world class, expert boxing team and dedicated team of professionals with defined roles and responsibilities executes our programs.
The team is completed by the services of social workers (MSW), Doctors (MD), Educational professionals and university student volunteers to execute the program offerings and ensure that our core deliverables of changing mindset and behaviors are not only met but that the participants have an awe-inspiring camp!
The camps are offered free of charge, and campers receive all meals, basic training gear and the boxing program and techniques used by the Champ and his coaching team. There are five types of boxing camp:
These one-week camps are held during summer and Christmas breaks in Jamaica, Canada, and USA (UK locations to come). Designed for underserved youth aged 9 – 17 to learn the fundamentals of boxing. The camps strive to instill a high level of discipline, self-esteem, and confidence through the World of Boxing.
These one-week camps are held during summer and Christmas breaks Jamaica and Canada. Designed for youth aged 13 – 17 to build on the fundamental skills of boxing. The camps strive to instill a high level of discipline, self-esteem, and confidence through the World of Boxing.
These one-week camps are held during summer and Christmas breaks Jamaica. Designed for youth aged 15 – 18 to build on their intermediate and advance skills of boxing. A complete immersion of body and mind into the art of boxing with the Undisputed training team.
We bring the Boxing-gym and TEAM LOCF to you! Team LOCF Mobile travels to the designated community or country to create the LOCF boxing atmosphere necessary to run the weeklong summer boxing and life skill program.
These one-week camp are held during the summer and is designed for youth aged 8-12 years features activities such as art & crafts, dance, painting, and sports introduction. The attendees focus on teamwork and improving their self-confidence and communication skills all while having fun and creating lifelong friendships.
This sports camp introduces campers aged 13-17 to a variety of recreational sports activities and life skill activities. Sports include boxing, soccer, basketball and track and field.
These camps offer intensive technical development for amateur and professional boxers. The program is run by Team Undisputed, the personal team of former Olympians, active professional boxers, world champions and other professionals who worked with The Undisputed World Champion, Lennox Lewis during his career.
This program provides education on making healthier eating choices and understanding the consequences of food choices. Along with supplying nutrition outreach seminars to the community, healthy, cooked meals and fresh in season fruit are always the “snacks” available at our program settings.
This program also utilizes the sport of boxing to help get our participants and their families in shape. Knights in the Ring host family-friendly fitness sessions to get everyone moving. The program shows families that they do not need a ring to BOB & WEAVE! Beginning with a few demonstrations participants will learn to move like a champion, by jumping rope, sit-ups, push- ups, and shadow boxing. In addition, participants will discover how to eat balanced and nutritious meals with the foods that are available to them within their communities.
People from lower socio-economic communities are at greater risk for poor health and worse health outcomes
such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes and obesity and have other social disparities that affect both adult
and children’s health (Food Research & Action Center 2017)
The mentoring and character-building program is for youth ages 9-17. The program helps to prepare boys for manhood by teaching them the life skills needed to become productive citizens in their communities and enlisting professionals from the sport, corporate, and academic industries to educate them on the importance of honesty, integrity, responsibility,
and leadership. Participants will also learn the difference of communicating professionally vs. socially, and the importance of service, caring for others, and having a healthy moral compass (making right decisions).
Knights in the Ring will use the World of Boxing and Tourism to help guide the participants through this career exploration program.
The homework labs will be held after-school and on weekends and will focus on the academic core subjects that students need to master for high school graduation and to move on to university if they choose.