Programs Related to Healthy Lifestyles
SMART Girls: SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8 to 18. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
SMART Moves: SMART Moves uses a team approach that involves Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. Young people ages 6 to 15 engage in discussion and role-playing, practicing resilience and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal is to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.
Cooking Classes- Club members engage in learning experiences on how to prepare healthy meals by following the steps of a recipe while gaining a life skill.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul is BGCA’s proven health and wellness program co-sponsored by the Anthem Foundation and founding partner The Coca-Cola Company. Since launching in 2005, Triple Play has made more than 14.4 million connections with kids and teens, promoting the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition through the program’s three components: mind, body and soul.
Wanna Play? The “Wanna Play?” program encourages Club members to realize the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and improved nutrition education. The program will allow youth to become more health-conscious and active while learning the fundamental skills of baseball and softball.
Family Engagement: Clubs offer family engagement opportunities for Club members’ families to participate in educational workshops and literacy events.