A Fighting Chance Boxing Club in North Minneapolis has members that range in age from 8-17. The boxing club itself is an exclusive after school program for kids living in the north Minneapolis neighborhood who may participate. The boxing club dedicates themselves to teach kids how to box professionally and compete in competitions nationally. A Fighting Chance brought a newer diverse program to its' club by introducing a book club. Morgan McDonald, a mentor and teacher at A Fight Chance volunteers his time in the summer to mentor these kids and has introduced them to a controversial book: 'Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member.' McDonald says this book is familiar to these kids, it uses their vocabulary and introduces real-life scenarios that some of these kids encounter. His hope is to get them to understand the consequences of street "nonsense" and at the end of the day, "mind over matter. Without your mind, your nothing," McDonald said. 
       
     
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 A Fighting Chance Boxing Club in North Minneapolis has members that range in age from 8-17. The boxing club itself is an exclusive after school program for kids living in the north Minneapolis neighborhood who may participate. The boxing club dedicates themselves to teach kids how to box professionally and compete in competitions nationally. A Fighting Chance brought a newer diverse program to its' club by introducing a book club. Morgan McDonald, a mentor and teacher at A Fight Chance volunteers his time in the summer to mentor these kids and has introduced them to a controversial book: 'Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member.' McDonald says this book is familiar to these kids, it uses their vocabulary and introduces real-life scenarios that some of these kids encounter. His hope is to get them to understand the consequences of street "nonsense" and at the end of the day, "mind over matter. Without your mind, your nothing," McDonald said. 
       
     

A Fighting Chance Boxing Club in North Minneapolis has members that range in age from 8-17. The boxing club itself is an exclusive after school program for kids living in the north Minneapolis neighborhood who may participate. The boxing club dedicates themselves to teach kids how to box professionally and compete in competitions nationally. A Fighting Chance brought a newer diverse program to its' club by introducing a book club. Morgan McDonald, a mentor and teacher at A Fight Chance volunteers his time in the summer to mentor these kids and has introduced them to a controversial book: 'Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member.' McDonald says this book is familiar to these kids, it uses their vocabulary and introduces real-life scenarios that some of these kids encounter. His hope is to get them to understand the consequences of street "nonsense" and at the end of the day, "mind over matter. Without your mind, your nothing," McDonald said. 

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