Preparing for success through wrestling

BEAT THE STREETS: Maricruz Flores, 12, left foreground, and Skylah Chakouian, 16, right foreground, spar as part of the Beat the Streets wrestling program at Moses Brown High School. In the background is Director Jacque Davis. At right are Alezia Greman, left, 10, and Ivy Latino, 7.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
BEAT THE STREETS: Maricruz Flores, 12, left foreground, and Skylah Chakouian, 16, right foreground, spar as part of the Beat the Streets wrestling program at Moses Brown High School. In the background is Director Jacque Davis. At right are Alezia Greman, left, 10, and Ivy Latino, 7.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
All of life’s lessons can’t be taught on a wrestling mat. But it’s a good place to start, according to leaders of Beat the Streets Providence. Primarily set up for “at-risk” middle schoolers from urban neighborhoods, the nonprofit’s mission is to prepare adolescents and teens for success in school and life through athletics. Wrestling is…

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