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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Sports & Recreation


1922 Webster StreetOakland, CA 94612 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Guardian provides students with skills that help them build self esteem, confidence and discipline. We aim to propel young lives and prepare them for the future by providing a world-class environment to connect with mentors, peers, and community leaders. Our space offers: A safe environment for getting kids off the streets or out of the house An opportunity to connect with a mentor A productive atmosphere for finishing school homework and engaging in creative passions A chance to connect with a network of peers that are trying to grow and excel


Guardian is a 501(c)3 nonprofit martial arts gym in downtown Oakland, California. We offer classes in boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and kick boxing. Our gym is free for kids ages 10 - 18, and offers affordable sliding-scale memberships for adults. Our space was founded on the belief that almost everyone wants to be a part of a tribe, and we work daily to serve as a vital space for our community. Martial arts are amongst the very best ways for kids to get their energy out after sitting in a classroom all day. Just as importantly, daily training instills confidence and accountability, which are necessary qualities for producing healthy communities and capable leaders. We serve over 150 local youth and we are at capacity in our current space; we need a bigger gym in order to help more kids. This second gym won’t simply offer more space and new equipment. It will also provide tutoring services and access to a nutritional center where kids can learn to prepare healthy meals.


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