Using boxing as a model of discipline, courage, and perseverance, EOBA provides high-quality programming and services that promote mental and physical wellness, academic achievement and build vital life skills. We create space for youth to practice, hone, and internalize the tools and attitudes needed to be exemplars of wellbeing for their peers, families, and communities.
EOBA seeks to empower youth to be well-rounded champions for wellness at home, at school, and in their communities.
Our Approach to Youth Development
Our approach to youth development focuses on serving youth holistically by supporting wellness at home, school, and in the community.
Supporting youth and their families with the resources and tools that encourage wellness at home.
Provide youth with programming and services designed to improve executive functioning skills that lead to greater academic success.
Youth learn how to contribute to the well-being of their community while acquiring vital life skills and knowledge.
Wellness at EOBA
EOBA seeks to support youth holistically by incorporating multiple areas of wellness into our programming. Under EOBA’s model, youth are empowered to access resources and skills that may not have been readily available to them before. EOBA believes that people are unable to reach their true potential if they are unable to fulfill their basic needs and so we aim to consider the basic needs of our youth and provide them opportunities to engage with wellness beyond physical/mental health. To achieve this goal our programming incorporates the 8 dimensions of wellness identified as most critical to leading a healthy life.
Factors: Literacy, Technology, Discourse, Mentoring
Creativity, knowledge, learning & furthering understanding.
Factors: Equity, Budgeting, Debt, Investments, Education
Understanding how money influences our state of being & provides access to resources.
Factors: Stress Reduction, Coping strategies, Self-Care
Self-Awareness. Better understanding of one's feelings, how to process them, & how they manifest.
Factors: Reducing carbon foot print, Feng shui, Safety
Better understanding one's immediate surroundings and how it relates to the larger world around them.
Factors: Optimism, Mindfulness, Purpose, Values
Alignment & harmony. Understanding & developing one's self in relation to the world around them.
Factors: Hard work, Hobbies, Exploration
Discovering how one's interests can support a means of living.
Factors: Sleep, Food, Exercise, Self-Esteem
Physical health. Promoting balance of nutrition, physical activity, & mental well-being.
Factors: Social Circles, Support systems, Self-Esteem, Peer pressure
Group dynamics & interpersonal relationships. Better understanding of one's self in relation to those around them.