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A Day in the Life: Asa Singleton

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November 15, 2018
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Asa Singleton

Fighting for a Brighter Future

When Asa Singleton joined  ReDirect Opens in a new tab —an MBK Houston organization focused on giving young people with juvenile records a second chance—he earned a fresh start and awakened his passion to do more to help others in his community and beyond. As an MBK Youth Ambassador, Asa wants to help other young men get the same opportunities he’s gotten through MBK—and uses boxing as a way to do it.

“I want to help others avoid the situation I was blessed to not have to endure.”
- Asa Singleton
3 young men, the main subjects of the photo, have a conversation. The setting is a boxing gym. They are of medium to deep skin tones and casual athletic attire on mixed with boxing gear.
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A man with medium-deep tone skin, a light green durag and red boxing gloves, looks into a ring with red white and blue boarders. In the photo frame are a pair of light-medium toned legs in fighting stance and a deep toned leg also in a fighting stance. Both have casual athletic attire on.
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A arm and hand, that is medium-deep toned, in focus of the camera. The hand is being wrapped in red boxing tape.
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A group of young men are doing sit ups in a gym. A young man with medium skin tone is in focus in the photo. He has a light green durag on, a scrunched face, an olive shirt, and camo shorts. Wrapped around his hands is red boxing tape.
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Now eighteen years old, Asa first got involved with My Brother's Keeper when he was fourteen as an intern for a city councilmember.

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After making some bad choices earlier in his life, Asa got involved with ReDirect, a program created by MBK Houston to divert young people away from the criminal justice system.

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Asa began boxing as a part of ReDirect’s programming, and is now on his way to becoming a professional boxer.

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"It’s helped me open doors that I didn’t know I could open.”—Asa Singleton on the impact of MBK