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Juston Garcia, 12, of East Toledo, center waits for his turn to work with Cody Houghtalling during practice at the International Boxing Club in Oregon.

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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with Charley Wolf, 15, left, in the ring. Houghtalling, who spent four years in the program himself before graduating high school, now works as a coach, tutor and mentor.

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Justen Sykes, 17, right, works the bag as other students jog laps.

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Justen Sykes, 17, wraps his hands. Most of the students just work out, though Sykes has already logged three fights. His record is 2-1.

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Students run laps. The gym is housed in a former skating rink.

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Justen Sykes, 17, center, packs up his homework after reviewing for his law exam as he and other students put away their books and get their boxing gloves out.

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Boxing gloves sit on a counter.

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Executive director Harry Cummins, left, helps Lucas Weirich, 13, of Oregon, center, with his math homework while Justen Sykes, 17, right, reviews for his law exam. In addition to helping kids stay in school, Cummins says the program, which he founded 15 years ago, is also offering vocational training for kids who want to become electricians, carpenters or plumbers. "We just have to find what their passion is and guide them toward that," he said.

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Justen Sykes, 17, center, reviews for his law exam.

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The International Boxing Club in Oregon serves as an organization working to help kids get off the streets and stay in school.

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IBC (International Boxing Club) located in Oregon.

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Justen Sykes 17yrs from Oregon, holds the bag while a friend punches.

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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, right, works with Camry Cook, 11, of Oregon, on her form.

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Lucas Weirich, 13, takes a breather after a few punches.

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Assistant coach, Cody Houghtalling helps Camry Cook, 11, work on accuracy.

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Camry Cook, 11, from Toledo, warms-up while punching the bag. she has been coming to IBC for 2 years.

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Camry Cook, 11, from Toledo, warms-up while punching the bag.

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Assistant coach Cody Houghtalling helps Devan Keiser, 17, from Eastwood, wrap his hands. Devan " has a lot of respect for coach Harry Cummins and his program."

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Daniel Spaulding 12 yrs old from Oregon wraps his hands for practice.

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Assistant coach, Cody Houghtalling counting stretches with Juston Garcia, 12.

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Assistant coach Cody Houghtalling counting stretches with Juston Garcia.

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Kids warm up for practice.

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Justen Sykes, 17 yrs of age just wrapping his hands before practice.

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Executive director Harry Cummins, center, works with a boxer on his form.

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Justen Sykes, 17, of age just wraps his hands before practice.

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Cody Houghtalling talks to kids during practice.

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Executive Director, Harry Cummins.

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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with Garrett Clarke.

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Cody Houghtalling, of East Toledo, center, works with a young boxer on his form.

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Anthony Rosales, 14, left, and Juston Garcia, 12, both of East Toledo, work the bags.

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Executive director Harry Cummins, right, helps Ashley Crampton, 13, get her gloves set.

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Charley Wolf, 15, works the bag.

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Students stretch around the ring.

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