Non-contact boxing is effective and fun way to help young people gain confidence and break down barriers allowing for honest communication. As youth focus on physical activity, such as hitting a punch bag, they relax, drop their guard and open up. Exercise clears the mind and creates a positive learning state, creating a welcoming environment for open discussion, socio-emotional skill building, and relationship development. Exercise changes brain chemistry which reduces stress, anxiety and depression. Our non-contact boxing sessions have proven to be effective at helping youth identify, process and manage their emotions by providing a physical release in a safe, controlled environment. Non-contact boxing sessions also teach young people important skills they can use outside of the ring, such as the importance of perseverance, discipline, self-respect and finishing strong. Not into non-contact boxing? No problem! Finish Strong has something for everyone! In addition to non-contact boxing, we offer after-school tutoring, technology access and skill building, basketball, soccer, arts & crafts, photography and film, summer camp, field trips and more!