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Healthy Habits with Jo'Sean
Healthy Habits with Ms. Wooten
Snack Time with Ms. Latoya
Basketball Practice With Que
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County are proud participants of Triple Play which is a dynamic wellness plan for the Mind, Body and Soul that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships create a healthy lifestyle for Club members. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has taken a strong interest in this programming approach because it is in line with its Steps to a Healthier US initiative. Through the comprehensive Triple Play program strategy, Club professionals help boys and girls better understand nutrition, from counting calories to determining reasonable portion sizes. Members receive coaching in sports leagues and fun activities that develop their coordination and leadership skills. Organized social recreation activities strengthen character, increase confidence and enhance the ability to relate well to others.
SMART MOVES - This nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity. SMART Moves features engaging, interactive, small-group activities that increase participants’ peer support, enhance their life skills, build their resiliency and strengthen their leadership skills. This year-round program encourages collaborations among Club staff, youth, parents and representatives from other community organizations. The program’s components are: SMART Kids, for ages 6-9; Start SMART, for ages 10-12; Stay SMART, for ages 13-15; and SMART Parents. SMART Leaders, a peer leader/booster program for older teens, and F.A.N. Club (Family Advocacy Network)
SMART GIRLS - SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 8-12 and 13-17. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.