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 with 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 sidespe risks and exploitation while using the Internet. 

Passport to Manhood
Passport teacheds boys & young men ages 8 - 17 to make a successful transition to healthy and  responsible adulthood. A wide rage of topics is covered in two age appropriate modules. 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 nutirtion 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" componet 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 smart and being physically active; equip youngpeople with skills wo adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engagin learning activities both at the Club and at hom; and encourage young people to take small steps toward positive behavior changes.

This is an age appropriate prevention prorgram launched to help young people achieve helahty lifestyles. The primary goalis to engage Club membesr ages 6 - 15 in a range of activities to sharpen their decison making, leadaership, and critical thinking skills,  which will enable them to avoid and/ or resist alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, premature sexual actiivity, 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.

Club members enjoy practicing challenging and fun poses with thefocus of improving overall wellness.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation 

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.

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 a dayfive days a week

Triple Play: Body
The "Body" componete of Triple Play promotes becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness routines. These resources encourage youth to become more physically active through fun fitness routines. 

The Arts

National Fine Arts
This year-round program encourages artistic expresion amoung Club membesr ages 6 - 18 through nine different categories of visual arts including monochromatic and multi-colored drawing, oil painting and watercolor, printmaking, collge, mixed media, pastel and group projects while providing opportunities for members to create artwork for diplay 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 trhoughtout the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the National Conference. 

*Award winning program