Any Body Can

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Hunger
  • Sports & Recreation


3131 Market StreetSan Diego, CA 92102 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Archie Moore, Anybody Can Youth Foundation (ABC Youth) is to empower San Diego's inner-city youth to face life's challenges without cowardice but with courage and dignity. ABC Youth addresses the need to support marginalized at-risk youth (ages 7-24) by providing them with an all-in-one after school program in a safe, inviting environment and giving them the tools and guidance needed to succeed. The ABC Youth approach provides consistent support and programming every weekday after school, nurturing early work habits, prosocial connections with peers and adults, supporting study, physical activity and healthy lifestyles, and ultimately college applications and acceptance, and transition to the workforce for approximately 600 youth annually.


What We Do

Academic Support Services:

Learning Center: The Learning Center provides students with tutors and a safe classroom environment to study, share academic support, and college and test preparation.

Bridge the Gap Programs: The Bridge the Gap programs provide underserved youth with academic classes emphasizing reading, math and computer skills. They are also provided lessons in art, sciences, sports and participate in community activities. Annually, these Summer and Spring programs have around fifty to 100 students in grades 2 through 11 enrolled in full day, four-week sessions (Summer) or one week session (Spring).

Lending Library: The lending library operates on an honor system to allow youth to check out books at any time.

Basic Needs Services:

Food Distribution: Food boxes are provided at least once a month for our families.

Recreational/Athletic Services:

Mongoose Boxing: The Mongoose Boxing program is the athletic component for our youth offering a positive alternative to the prevalent drug and gang violence in the communities we serve.

Chess: Students and families are provided chess lessons at our weekly chess club free of charge.


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by Joseph T. from San Diego, CA (August 28, 2017)
I stopped in to view the boxing program and I met Art, he was very helpful, and everyone here is friendly too.

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