Cambridge Police Youth Boxing and Fitness Program

By Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge YMCA

We are a free gender-inclusive, noncontact, fitness-based boxing program held on twice per week in the evenings for Cambridge youth in grades 6-12.

Image of Cambridge Police Youth Boxing & Fitness Program boxing gloves.
This is an ongoing program.

It's a FREE program held twice per week (in the past it was Monday and Wednesday or Thursday) from 4-5:30 PM at the YMCA in Central Square.

Ages: 11 to Young Adult.

Grades 6th grade through 12th grade.

Cambridge residents only.

Eligibility is based on grade level.

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Officer J.J. Jones
Community Services Unit

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Registration Instructions.

Registration Form.

Sign-up instructions are linked below. No deadline


No cost, All equipment is provided. Participants should dress for a workout, if possible.


  • In-person only.

Cambridge YMCA

820 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridgeport, Mid Cambridge, Riverside, and The Port

Additional information

The Program is a collaboration between the Cambridge Police Department Youth & Family Services Unit and the Cambridge YMCA. The training is for learning the sport of boxing, and is available to boys and girls. Participants experience ranges from none at all, all the way up to professional.

It focuses on physical and mental health, self-defense skill building, peer mentorship, relationship building, family support, social emotional learning, inclusion, individual growth in a group setting, accessibility, equity, and (most importantly) FUN.

Boxing Program Announcement and Overview.