Health and Life Skills

These 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. In addition to specialized programs, informal counseling sessions occur as needed and referrals are made in circumstances when specialized counseling is needed.

SMART GIRLS and PASSPORT TO MANHOOD groups address critical health and lifestyle issues with an emphasis on avoiding drugs, alcohol, tobacco and teen pregnancy. Discussions on responsible conflict resolution, healthy
dietary choices, handling peer pressure and cooking classes help prepare young people for healthy, productive lives as adults.

Triple Play: A game plan for the mind, body and soul is a dynamic program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships creates a healthy lifestyle. Members engage in daily physical activities for the health of their growing bodies and demonstrate the fun of staying fit. This program includes a cooking class every Wednesday to equip our members with the skills in preparing healthier meals. They also participate in monthly presentations that encourage them to take small steps to a positive behavior changes.

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