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Join us in creating a Culture of Wellness—developing positive mental, emotional, and physical health in the young people we serve.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities’ (BGCTC) Healthy Lifestyles strategy develops young people’s capacity to LIVE HEALTHFULLY by educating youth about fitness, nutrition, and smart health decisions. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our strategy is more critical than ever to ensure Club members receive the wraparound support they need to navigate a challenging time in our community and world.

Lube-Tech believes so strongly in BGCTC’s work to increase the health and well-being of Club youth and families that they are generously offering a $10,000 dollar-for-dollar match on contributions through March 31!

BGCTC’s programming has expanded to provide families with weekend meals and wellness check-ins, increased social and emotional supports for youth both online and in-person, and creative ways to stay physically active from home. With your contribution, BGCTC can continue to equip youth and teens with the tools they need to be advocates for their own health and wellness during changing times.

Lube-Tech is on a mission to Make Tomorrow a Little Bit Better for Today – for our customers, our team, and our community. We know that it is people that make this possible. We go above and beyond to center health and wellbeing.

Knowing that Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to creating communities of young people that are not only educated about Healthy Lifestyles, but committed to advocating for them in the lives of others, makes us excited and proud to be part of this community.

Tyler Van Eps

Foundation Director, Lube-Tech

Please support the Healthy Lifestyles of our kids TODAY by making a donation to Growing Strong!  Your recurring monthly gift will have a year-round positive impact on the youth and families we serve.

Remember, thanks to Lube-Tech, donations received by March 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar for the first $10,000 in donations, so your gift will go twice as far for the kids!

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Growing Strong: Thomas

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Our Healthy Lifestyles strategy develops young people’s capacity to live healthfully by educating youth about fitness, nutrition, and smart decisions. Healthy Lifestyles program activities focus on instilling positive conflict resolution techniques, engaging in positive behaviors, setting personal goals, and building resistance skills that nurture and strengthen youth at all ages of development.

  • We support the development of healthy bodies through nutrition, physical exercise and movement, making healthy choices, and connecting to nature.

  • We support the development of healthy minds through social and emotional learning (SEL), trauma-informed practices, resiliency interventions, and behavior interventions.