Health & Lifeskills

Health & Lifeskills

Goals for Growth leads members through a process which paves the way self-improvement and self-directed long and short term goal setting. This program helps members discover their strengths and encourages them to set simple goals that build on them while encouraging members to speak openly about their goals with staff and peers.
SMART Moves uses a national BGCA curriculum based on practices from prevention specialists to help our members avoid the most immediate threats to their well-being that exist in the world around them. Through role playing of various scenarios members are given the opportunity to become comfortable with prevention solutions regarding bullying, alcohol, and drug use. This is a safe space in a non-judgmental atmosphere where members are encouraged to ask questions and participate in open discussion.
Fast Fuel teaches the fundamentals of how food fuels our body – how food is turned into energy that keeps us going. Discussions will focus on the nutritional value of various foods and food groups, reading and understanding nutrition labels on packages, portion control, and exploring which foods can increase attention, focus, energy, stamina, etc. Additionally, members will engage in cooking/preparing healthy snacks that they can then make on their own at home.
Me, Myself, & I This program will focus on developing members’ self-esteem and confidence. Members will engage in role-playing scenarios to learn how to handle bullying, being put down, failing, and how to help boost friends’ self-esteem and confidence levels. Self-empowerment strategies and exercises will be covered. Games and activities will push members to discover their strengths and give them tools to help develop and use them to overcome weaknesses, help themselves, and help others.
Triple Play – Mind and Soul Through the Mind and Soul components of this program, members will participate in activities that help them foster sympathy, empathy and compassion for others, as well as open their minds to the variety of interpretations that exist in the world. Games and discussions will put members in ‘others shoes’ to help them experience perspectives that might differ from their own, and help open their eyes to challenges and difficulties faced by others.
Rest, Relax, Recharge Children can often become overwhelmed with schoolwork, tests, and increased responsibilities as they continue to grow. This program will teach members how to take better care of their mental health through Rest, Relax, and Recharge activities. Staff will run mediation sessions, play relaxing low-stress games, and engage in other positive, soothing, self-betterment activities.

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