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Mental and physical self defense

ANYBODY CAN reach their Potential

Our history

How We Got Started

ABC Youth Foundation was started by boxing Legend, Archie Moore in 1957.

Archie was more than a boxer; he was a visionary who predicted a violent drug and gang epidemic that would trouble our nation. He proposed a simple solution: prevention. With this idea in mind, the Any Boy Can Youth Foundation was formed (later renamed Any Body Can Youth Foundation). Archie used the lure of boxing to instill discipline, respect and other positive values into the lives of youth to prevent them from falling into dangerous lifestyles.

“Empowering San Diego’s inner-city youth to step out in life with their best foot forward; without cowardice – but with courage and dignity.”         

-  Archie Moore

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You read that right! ABC Youth Foundation, which was started by the legendary  Boxer Archie Moore is celebrating 60 years! Join Billy Moore and the entire team as we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of ABC and the youth we have fostered for the last 60 years. We're so excited to have NFL Icon Willie Buchanan as our keynote speaker. The event won't be the same without the support of our San Diego community. Join us on October 20th, 2022 under the stars for a rooftop gala and red carpet experience. 

Details to follow! 

meet the team

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