Healthy Lifestyles



It is a priority to us that our members adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness. Programs that focus on physical activity, healthy eating, and healthy lifestyle choices are always some of the most popular at the Club. Experienced staff walk along side members as they learn the skills they need to live a full and healthy life.



The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal: to promote responsible behavior and to teach our youth how to avoid risky and harmful situations.


Triple Play is a game plan for mind, body, and soul, that strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. The Mind component encourages young people to eat smart through the Healthy Habits program, which covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, the food pyramid and appropriate portion size. The Body component boosts Clubs’ traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. The Soul component helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people.


SMART Girls offers young women – ages 8 to 17 – guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and more. Encouraging young women to have healthy attitudes and lifestyles, SMART Girls helps them reach their full potential. Through dynamic sessions, group activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships.


Our Food Program offers meals to each of our Club Members. Every day, they are served snack and supper at no cost to them. In 2016, 45,927 meals were served through to our youth. The Food Program is one of the ways that the Club strives to develop and promote a healthy diet in the boys and girls that walk through our doors.

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