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For several hours a week, a Brooklyn gym donates its facilities and resources to neighborhood kids. Brooklyn Reporter Jeanine Ramirez has the story. Six-year-old Jason Sosa comes to Sweatbox Brooklyn in Sunset Park once a week to learn some skills with other kids. They can learn how to defend themselves from bullies and people trying to bother them," Sosa said in the gym. It's a two-hour afterschool program Thursdays organized by the non-profit organization Youth Fighting Forward. The group's founder, Frank Galarza, and the gym's owner, Argenis Arce, teamed up to offer the program to kids here for free. Pretty much they just show up, Arce said. We supply everything — all the wraps, all the gloves, all the training. I cover all the expenses for the trainers. I fund it out of my own pocket and we've received small donations, Galarza said. We're a 501(c)(3), everything is certified.
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