9. Eastside Boxing Club – Virtual Nutrition Education

Project Title

Virtual Nutrition Education

Organization Name

Eastside Boxing Club


Food education, Social engagement, Income and food insecurity, Nutrition

Related Course Concepts

Food justice, Food security, Asset based community development, Social class/income inequality, Gender and/or sexual orientation, Cultural identities, Racism, Colonialism, Indigenous food sovereignty

Organization Information

Organization Name

Eastside Boxing Club

Mission and Vision of Organization

Eastside’s mission is to improve lives and build community through Boxing. ESB is a not-for-profit gym located in the heart of Chinatown in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We’re a community focused boxing club with the desire to create a safe and inspiring space for all those in the community. We work with professional, amateur and recreational athletes with a special focus on youth, women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Guiding Principles + Values

Respect Justice Inclusion Caring Compassion

Contact Information

  • Primary Contact Person(s): Leigh Carter
  • Email: [[1]]
  • Phone: 604-787-3780  
  • Address: 238 Keefer St.
  • Website: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=http%3A%2F%2Feastsideboxingclub.com%2F%26nbsp&token=F%2Fx8PA5ALCfNI020FXKNphIUvblO36zptvE3WXOtKRE%3D;

Preferred Method of Contact

  • Best method(s) to contact: Email
  • Best day(s) to contact:Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • Best time(s) to contact: Mornings

Preferred Platform(s) for Remote Collaboration

  • Zoom
  • No

Project Description

Context: What challenge or issue does the project aim to address?

Food security and Education in the Downtown Eastside and East Van communities. Addressing the importance of access to food that is also culturally appropriate for a diverse population.

Main Project Activities

Consulting youth about topics of interest. This consultation will provide direction for content development for the youth led-Instagram page. Students will be required to make a social media campaign that will educate youth on the importance of healthy eating, provide youth with information regarding free/cheap food services, body neutrality/positivity, and food systems.

Expected Project Deliverable(s)

1- youth consultation meeting 1 Social media campaign made up of 16-20 posts 10-15 stories 1- follow up meeting with youth

Intended Project Outcome

• Youth Participants in the afterschool boxing club as a whole learn about the importance of healthy eating Youth Participants learn about free resources to support them if their socioeconomic status is getting in the way of healthy eating • Youth learn about ways to incorporate healthy foods in affordable meals.

Student Assets and Skills (preferred or required)

  • • Leadership skills • Knowledge of adolescent development • Facilitation skills • Knowledge of how healthy eating can impact overall health and well-being • Knowledge of barriers for healthy eating for the population

Student Assets and Skills (to be developed through the project)

  • • Knowledge of Downtown Eastside community • Knowledge of community food security context for youth living on Vancouver's DTES

Are there any mandatory attendance dates (e.g. special event)?

  • Not at this time

Is a criminal record search (CRS) required?


If a criminal record search is required, when should the process be initiated?  

At the first community partner meeting (Wednesday September 16)

Preferred Days of Week and Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

Related Community Service Opportunities for Students

Not at this time.

Required Reading

Project/Partner Orientation Materials

Students should review these materials prior to the first partner meeting:

Additional Project/Partner Orientation Materials

The following will be provided at the first community partner meeting:

  • • Tool-kit for the afterschool program that has been developed by Program director • Volunteer manual

Expected Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

I hope students will learn about...

  • The complexity of social issues facing youth in our community and how that impacts ability to access/consume healthy foods

I think students will come to appreciate...

  • Learning in the community setting

Through this project, students will develop...

  • A sense of community within the DTES and Eastside Organization

Organizational Outcomes

How does the student project contribute to your organization's mission and long-term vision?

In the long-term, this project advances your organization's mission and goals by...

Our goal of the afterschool program is to help youth develop in the best possible versions of themselves by providing

them with opportunities they need to succeed. This includes providing them with free fitness classes, access to a youth

worker, access to doctors, scholarships, job skills training, healthy food, free clothes, connecting them with outside

resources including but not limited to social workers.

The students will contribute to this goal by helping us address the improving knowledge about the importance of healthy

eating, ways to make cost effective healthy meals, and improving their knowledge of free food resources in their


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