Recently Crosswalk opened up an area for teens to learn basic boxing skills. Mr. Tom, a Crosswalk volunteer, is a former Golden Glove Boxer who believes teens will benefit from learning basic boxing techniques for fitness, confidence, and a last resort self-defense. According to Mr. Tom, “Teens need a place to let off steam, without hurting anyone. A place where they can punch a bag and talk to a mentor about their frustrations.” With every lesson on proper boxing technique, Mr. Tom also talks about confidence, self-control, being a peacemaker, and becoming a person with a strong moral code. Mr. Tom believes teens should be able to defend themselves, but strive for peaceful resolutions in every situation. Crosswalk is excited to provide this new avenue for teens to explore and experience.