Bendigo Blue Light is running a boxing program for young people at risk in partnership with The Hit Factory. The program is being run twice a week.
The benefits of the program are:
- Empowering and boosts self confidence
- Endorphins activate the feel good hormone
- Mentally challenging as each class is different
- Boxing requires focus and concentration
Trained fitness instructors and a police member are in attendance during this program. So far it has been a huge success.
Developmental Crime Initiatives are an important way to support children and young people by enhancing protective factors which have been shown by research to act as a buﬀer against risk in otherwise adverse circumstances.