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