The Augusta Boxing Club, with assistance from area law enforcement agencies, is structured as an after school/community support organization with a goal to curtail drug abuse and crime among young adults and children (via an athletic enterprise). This program specifically uses boxing as a tool to steer troubled youth off the streets and into a structured environment that builds confidence, develops self discipline, instills a strong work ethic and teaches them to integrate and function within a team (critical traits required to succeed as an adult). In its 40 year history, thousands of children and young adults have benefited from their participation in this program. This, as the intended consequence, has benefited our community. The program is primarily preventative in nature with the majority of the children having no prior contact with the court system.