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.
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.
Club members enjoy practicing challenging and fun poses with the focus 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" component of Triple Play promotes becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness routines.
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.