Upon returning to his hometown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2007, Kirby Lockett saw that several youth were lacking motivation and positive influence. Cream City Boxing began as an outlet and safe space for youth and young adults on Milwaukee’s northwest side; keeping them out of gangs and away from drug culture. Mr. Lockett trained neighborhood kids using the principles and discipline of boxing in a small garage. By 2009, word had spread of Mr. Lockett’s work and Cream City Boxing became a 501c3 non-profit organization. Cream City Boxing focuses on supporting local youth and young adults via educational, recreational, cultural, health and lifelong learning opportunities. Since the opening of Cream City Boxing on 35th and Villard, the organization has grown to a larger location now on 78th and West Florist Avenue. Through the years, Cream City Boxing has serviced more than 1000 youth.
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