Give a Kid a Dream Tutor turn Boxer
Raised in Alexandria, VA Nabil Hassein has been living in New York for almost ten years now and is currently a resident of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
A computer programmer for an education technology nonprofit called Khan Academy, which has thousands of free instructional videos and interactive exercises for anyone to learn anything from mathematics to music history to grammar.
“I first started coming to Gleason's Gym to tutor with the Give A Kid A Dream program after a friend sent out an email looking for volunteers. Although I haven't been able to keep up with it for scheduling reasons, I have continued to train in boxing with my amazing coach Bernard and the rest of our team. I love the sport and am really looking forward to competing in my first fight as part of this show. No other sport has ever motivated me to push myself so hard, physically and mentally. I am excited to raise money for a program benefiting some amazing teenagers and kids in my community, and finally have a chance to invite friends to see me in the ring!”