One of the best things about the work we do at Society Nine HQ is when we get to re-invest back into communities all around the country.
We're incredibly passionate about the importance of access, particularly to sport, physical activity, and positive community spaces for young people, especially young women. Our slogan, "For the Fight Within Every Woman," translates to a much greater purpose and cause - It's imperative to us that "the fight within" is embraced, supported and celebrated - no matter if you can afford a pair of gloves, or access to a quality gym and instruction.
This year, we're proud to announce that we've donated over $25,000 worth of product to several organizations around the country, supporting sports and self defense programming to youth who would otherwise not have access. It is a privilege to be able to support these programs, and an honor that they trust us to support their youth.
Please check out these programs and learn all about what they do to help support underprivileged youth to be their strongest and most empowered selves!
The Bloc Chicago use the sport of boxing to help Chicago's young people fight for success in the ring, classroom, and life.
Banteay Srei's We Fight Back self defense program is a safe space for young Southeast Asian women, that promotes education, community and leadership development to foster cultural pride, and self-determination for women at-risk of or engaged in sexual exploitation.
Coach Reese Scott fulfilled her mission by designing and opening Women's World of Boxing Gym, the FIRST women's boxing gym in East Harlem! Their mission as the first real deal boxing gym for women in NYC is to provide annual mentoring boxing programs for teen girls while offering women and girls a safe, comfortable, uplifting and empowering space to train on both competitive and non-competitive levels.
Warrior Sisters was started in 2013 by a small group of women who believe that free, empowerment-based, women-centered self defense education should be available to every woman. Since then, the organization has grown from just a handful of women to a full-fledged 501(c)3 non-profit with representatives building communities and facilitating training and events in cities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
The program started in November of 2016 in partnership with Church Street Boxing. They had one coach and three students, and quickly started growing. A little over a year later they have added a partnership with Unity Jiu Jitsu, have four coaches, and 35 students enrolled. They offer free boxing and Jiu Jitsu classes to girls aged 14-19 in New York City with the goal of fostering empowerment through combat sports, instilling strength, tenacity, and self-patience.