Our health & life skills programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Wellness & Prevention
We promote wellness as a part of our goal to teach healthy lifestyles to our members. Our wellness philosophy, originally promoted through Triple Play, extends to our staff and is now being incorporated into all areas of our Clubhouse programming. A wellness/prevention coordinator, who teaches Healthy Habits and SMART Moves, conducts research and training for staff and Club families.
SMART Moves Skills Mastery And Resistance Training
This nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. SMART Moves features engaging, interactive, small-group activities that increase participants’ peer support, enhance their life skills, build their resiliency and strengthen their leadership skills. This year-round program encourages collaborations among Club staff, youth, parents and representatives from other community organizations.
Designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being. Healthy Habits is the “mind” portion of the Triple Play program, so youth who participate are required to participate in both the games room and gym curriculum along with the classroom learning.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded program that provides meal reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks to all children in various programs, including after school programs. Program requirements include menu planning, food preparation, food service sanitation, record keeping and meal pattern requirements. The Club participates in both the CACFP and Summer Food/Nutrition Programs. During the school year, Club members enjoy “snupper”— a suppersized after school snack. During summer, the Club serves a full lunch and an afternoon snack to Club members. Our free summer lunch program is open to any youth in our community ages 1 – 18.
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