Health & Life Skills

October 15th, 2015 | Shefa Nola Benoit

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Today’s youth face overwhelming obstacles that affect their health and well-being. BGCSM gives them the tools—and the strength—to engage in positive behaviors and good decision-making. Programs focus on building self-esteem and deal with drug and violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, fitness, wellness and disease prevention.

BGCSM helps Club members set personal goals and establish a foundation to live as self-sufficient, healthy and wise adults.

Yoga & Wellness
Every Friday, participating members learn traditional yoga poses, meditation skills and wellness techniques.  By developing their center-focusing skills, youth also learn how to be a valued contributor to their family and the surrounding community.

SMART Girls
A health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 10-15. SMART Girls encourages healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.

Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members ages 11-14. Highly interactive small-group activities concentrate on different aspects of manhood.

 

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