The B.E A Warrior foundation is the charitable arm of Boxing Evolution aimed at providing its services predominantly to teenage males who are at risk of exclusion or offending, or those that have already offended, but will work with anyone that we think can benefit from it.
The reason for working predominantly with teenage males is that there is currently a large proportion of young men growing up who have little or no contact with positive male role models. This is one of the major contributing factors behind the current epidemic of knife crime in the U.K at the moment.
Research has shown that young men growing up without the guidance of positive male role models are much more likely to end up being involved with crime, taking drugs, suffer from problems such as emotional dysregulation and mental health issues such as depression and are more likely to commit suicide. They are also generally far less successful in their careers and family life.
It is incredibly important for young men growing up to have positive male role models who can guide them through all the obstacles that becoming a man entails so they can develop into physically, mentally and emotionally healthy and successful adults.
Boxing Evolution is focused ON developing emotional intelligence (E.Q) through the sport of boxing. Recent research has shown that E.Q is one of the biggest determining factors of success so therefore is extremely important for a young person to develop.
For more information about Boxing Evolution and E.Q please click here.
What the foundation will do
The main aim of the B.E A Warrior foundation is to develop young people socially and emotionally with a strong emphasis on building and maintaining physical and mental health. A core focus for this will be on building resilience and developing a warrior mindset. Read more about this by clicking here.
What is resilience and why is it important?
There may be times or situations in our lives that are more difficult than others. The capacity to stay mentally well during those times is what we call ‘resilience’.
Resilience is not simply a person’s ability to ‘bounce back’, but their capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental well being.
Resilience is something that can be taught and learned, and the elements that build resilience can be introduced into everyday life.
Resilience is at the very core of maintaining mental and emotional health, and provides the very foundation that is needed in order to live a happy, fulfilled and successful life.
Goals of the BE A Warrior foundation
The foundation will focus on:
Physical health and fitness
Increasing self confidence
Improving self discipline
Improving emotional regulation
Developing self worth
Forming healthy personal boundaries
Developing social skills
Staying safe and self defense
The aim of the foundation is to raise funding that can then be used to provide the services listed below for those that most need it on a full time basis.
Funding will be allocated to provide:
One to one boxing, fitness and nutrition coaching
Boxing and fitness classes
Parental advice and training
Equipment for taking part in boxing and fitness training
The foundation is still in the early stages so we are not yet able to take referrals. This section will be updated soon.
The B.E A Warrior foundation is set up as a ‘not for profit’ limited by guarantee without share capital. This means that all of the profit has to be redistributed in to the company to be used for it charitable aims.
The company number for the B.E A Warrior foundation is: 12185299
The foundation is still going through the process for registering with the charities commission and gift aid application with HMRC which we hope to be completed soon. Part of the requirements for this is to show that the company has a minimum fund of £5000. We are currently working to secure this.