Health & Life Skills programs 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. BGCHR programs in this core area: teach members about basic nutrition and healthy eating; provide mulitple ways for members of all ages to engage in fitness activities, track fitness activity levels, and reach out to inactive members; and teach decision-making skills. Programs in this core area include:
STEP IT UP
In 2012, BGCHR was awarded the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant from the Department of Education. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards by initiating, expanding, or enhancing physical education programs. Created in response to these objectives, STEP IT UP is a physical and nutritional education program aimed at promoting physical activity and healthy eating habits and increasing community and parental involvement in student wellness.
Healthy Habits is the "Mind" component 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 young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities both at the Club and at home; and encourage young people to take small steps toward positive behavior change.