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These initiatives 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.

MIND MATTERS

Mind Matters programming and activities teach our members how to heal from adverse childhood experiences and other negative experiences through innovative methods based on current research and neuroscience. These skills will give our member a way to take charge of their emotions and improve their state of mind.

PASSPORT TO MANHOOD

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 8-17. Sessions concentrate on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young men in discussions activities that reinforce positive behavior.

SEED-TO-TABLE: GET COOKING

Get Cooking is a comprehensive culinary, nutrition, and health education program combining after school courses with week-long summer camps, field trips, and special hands-on cooking activities. Teaching curriculum includes: selecting fresh ingredients, preparing and cooking healthy food, and learning the following: senses and flavor, nutrition basics, food groups, food and kitchen safety guidelines, menu planning, and aesthetic food presentation. Get Cooking partners with Get Growing, which provides its food sources for preparing healthy snacks, meals, and for preserving, drying, and freezing fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

SEED-TO-TABLE: GET GROWING

Get Growing offers dynamic, garden-based nutrition and ecology education to Club youth. In the garden, youth explore the direct connection between their personal health and the health of their environment. The program emphasizes learning by doing and critical thinking, while roles and responsibilities in caring for the garden provide a rich framework for personal development. Club youth gain skills in organic garden management and production of healthy fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Youth have the opportunity to learn carpentry and express artistic talents through garden projects.

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 in three age groups. 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.

TEEN TALKS

Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

TRIPLE PLAY

Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.