According to a local community health assessment, one in three area residents does not participate in any leisure physical activity, putting them at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. At the Club, we believe that instilling healthy lifestyles in members early can lead them on the path to becoming healthy, productive adults.
The goal of the Triple Play Program is to increase the number of hours Club members participate in physical activities, as well as improve their knowledge of healthy habits and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.
For girls ages 8 to 17, the SMART Girls Program focuses on health, fitness, education and self-esteem through highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities. Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying fit and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
Passport to Manhood
Conducted in 14 sessions focusing on specific aspects of manhood, Passport to Manhood is for boys ages 8 to 17. The program promotes and teaches responsibility through highly interactive activities. Each participant also receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of growth and maturation.
Today’s children and young adults are more easily influenced by drugs and alcohol than ever before which is why SMART Moves is such an important program. Designed for members 6 to 15, SMART Moves teaches the dangers of unhealthy lifestyle choices through discussion, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influences.