Date SMART is a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood for Club members ages 13 to 18. Through fun and easy-to-use sessions, members learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. The program also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead to dating, sexual and domestic violence.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body, and Soul
Triple Play, BGCA's first comprehensive health and wellness program, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 7-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
An outgrowth of the popular and effective SMART Moves program, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.
The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. The program teaches young people ages 7 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.
Other Programs Offered
We offer many other programs for our kids as well.
+ Kids SMART
+ Start SMART
+ Stay SMART
Please contact the clubhouse for more information on becoming a member and taking part in these programs.
Great futures are only one step ahead
+ A safe place to learn and grow...
+ Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...
+ Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...
+ Hope and opportunity.