Healthy Lifestyles

Young people are constantly faced with huge health and behavior issues, including obesity, bullying, tobacco and substance abuse. Partnering with families, schools, and other community organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs offers initiatives to help Club members learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle including a nutritious diet, exercise good judgment, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness. 

Cyber Safety/ NetSmartz
NetSmartz is a program for Club members ages 6 - 18. Members participate in 15 online sessions that teach them techniques to sidestep risks and exploitation while using the Internet. 

Passport to Manhood
Passport teaches boys & young men ages 8 - 17 to make a successful transition to healthy and responsible adulthood. A wide range of topics is covered in two age appropriate modules. Both Modules include self-esteem and identity, values in personal decison making, fatherhood and the family, and relationships with girls. 

Positive Sprouts*
Club members ages 6 - 18 learn how to grow and cook organic food in gardens that are located on Club grounds. Program participants learn about the importance of good nutrition and eating healthy.  Positive Sprouts  was named the top Boys & Girls Club program in the state at the Florida Area Summit in 2014.

Triple Play: Healhty Habits
Healthy Habits is the "Mind" component of the Triple Play program. The Healthy Habits curricula is designed to teach young people about the benefits of developing healthy habits such as eating nutritiously and being physically active. It also equips young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities both at the Club and at home. The Triple Play Program encourages young people to take small steps toward positive behavior changes.

SMART Moves
This is an age appropriate prevention program launched to help young people achieve healthy lifestyles. The primary goal is to engage Club members ages 6 - 15, in a range of activities to sharpen their decison making, leadership, and critical thinking skills. These skills will enable them to avoid and/ or resist alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, premature sexual activity, and other immediate threats to their well-being. 
Too Good for Drugs
Too Good for Drugs programs are evidence-based, interactive lessons, games, and activities for members ages 6-12, that teach students the social and emotional learning skills they need for sucess in school and life.

Yoga
Club members enjoy practicing challenging and fun poses with the focus of improving overall wellness.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation 

Basketball
Flag Football


National Fitness Competition
The National Fitness Competition is a BGCA program sponsored by Nestle. Twice per school year, participating Clubs hold local fitness competitions designed to engage and inspire members of all ages, genders, interests, and abilities. Club members track their accomplishments and strive for improvement - helping them build intrinsic motivation, confidence, and physical competence.

SPARK
Developed by a research team at San Diego State University, SPARK is our flagship physical activity program. Every Club member ages 6-18 particpate in SPARK for a minimum of 30 minutes per dayfive days a week

Triple Play: Body
The "Body" component of Triple Play promotes becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness routines. 

The Arts

National Fine Arts
This year-round program encourages artistic expression amoung Club members ages 6 - 18 through nine different categories of visual arts including monochromatic & multi-colored drawing, oil painting & watercolor, printmaking, collage, mixed media, pastel, and group projects. The Program provides opportunities for members to create artwork for display in a local exihibit. Up to 33 pieces of art (one piece per age group/ category and one for the Group Project category) are selected from a Club's local exhibit and sent to one of seven regional judging events and exhibits. At each regional judging, 33 pieces of artwork are chosen and sent to BGCA National Headquarters for judging and selection for the the National Fine Arts Exhibit. The artwork is displayed throughtout the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the National Conference. 

 
*Award winning program