Punch4Pounds KIDS

"Developing Today's Youth Into Tomorrows Leaders"

Established in 2014, Punch4Pounds KIDS is a nontraditional leadership & deterrence program, that utilizes the art of Boxing, to develop the “whole child”; focusing on healthy thinking & favorable decision social & emotional well-being compounded by an educational & athletic component. Since the beginning in High Point, NC at the Macedonia Family Resource Center, we’ve continued to progress servicing youth throughout the county.  As a Guilford County School and Community In Schools service provider, Motivational Youth Speaker and Community Advocate & Organizer, the mission remains to engage, expose, educate & empower at-risk/high-risk youth of Guilford County.

Meet The Team

Steven Matthews, CEO

Coach Matthews, the Welterweight people’s champ of Greensboro, N.C. and a Greensboro native, who served in 2003’s Iraqi Endure Freedom War as a United States Army Chemical Operations Combat Veteran (2001-2004). Upon Steven’s return he was promoted to a United States Army Sergeant at the early age of 19.

A Proud Father, Community Organizer, and visionary. In 2014, Founded Punch4Pounds KIDS. “Developing today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders; through Combat Sports, the selfless service of Mentoring and the Advocacy of Healthy Thinking”. Matthews took the core values of soldiering and began empowering the youth of Guilford County, North Carolina. Matthew’s philosophy of boxing is that although the sport is a recreational activity with several health and fitness benefits, there are numerous psychological rewards beneficial to our youth of today.

Matthews’ on-site facility location the Punch4PoundsKIDS partnerships with Communities in School of Greensboro, Guilford County Public Schools, and NC Works as a Service Provider allows Punch4PoundsKIDS to serve youth ages 4-24. In addition, he hosts a weekly community awareness segment “RingTalk” via Facebook live (with a variety of guest from Council Women Sharon Hightower, Donnell Dontae, LCSW and Mothers Against Violence and as a District 1 native recently adopted a Park and continues to serve the Youth of Greensboro.

2021'- Community Service Award Recipient, NANBPWC, Inc

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Shaunielle Foster, 
VP of Operations

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Donte Donnell,
M.S Healthy Thinking Coach

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Neal Haynie,
Community Engagement Expert

Established in 2014, Punch4Pounds KIDS is a nontraditional leadership & deterrence program, that utilizes the art of Boxing, to develop the “whole child”; focusing on healthy thinking & favorable decision making,  and social, educational, athletic, health and wellness.