Health & Life Skills

Health & Life Skills

Programs in this core area develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
SMART Girls (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8-17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that enable adolescent/teengirls to develop to their full potential.
Passport to Manhoodis a program for male youth members, ages 11-14, that concentrates on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each youth member participant is issued his own "passport" to underscore his personal journey of maturation and growth.
SMART Movesis a comprehensive prevention program for youth members ages 6-15 that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and avoid premature sexual activity. The program features activities designed to increase participants' peer support, enhance life skill, build resiliency and strengthen leadership skills.
Date SMART is a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood, and an exciting resource for Club members ages 13-18. Through fun and easy-to-use sessions, members learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. The program also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead to dating, sexual and domestic violence.
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