Posted on Oct 16, 2017
What an inspirational evening!  Eastern Hutt Rotary was proud to be guests at Billy Graham's Academy to meet many of his team, members and enjoy a BBQ tea supplied by them.
Operating as the Naenae Youth Charitable Trust, it is much more than a boxing academy. 
The aim of The Naenae Boxing Academy is to turn young boys into healthy young men:
  1. to work on their attitude
  2. to control their mouth
  3. to motivate them to be the best they can be at school
  4. to respect their family and people around them
  5. to understand their body and how to make it strong and healthy
  6. to understand nutrition and the value of good food
Anyone is welcomed to join but they must be willing to follow the Academy's values, which are stated on one of the walls.  This is a list of those values, which must be learned and recited when requested:
  • Obedience
  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • Consideration
  • Respect
  • Honesty & Truthfulness
  • Duty
  • Responsibility
Clearly, the Academy is doing a wonderful job mentoring youth and in hosting us, a cheque for $600 was proudly presented to them after a memorable evening.