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