BGCTC’s Healthy Lifestyles strategy develops young people’s capacity to LIVE HEALTHFULLY by educating youth about fitness, nutrition, and smart health decisions. Activities focus on instilling positive conflict resolution techniques, encouraging positive behaviors, setting personal goals, and building resistance skills that nurture and strengthen kids’ minds and bodies.
By supporting Growing Strong, Club youth throughout the metro will have the tools they need to navigate these important life decisions and cultivate a healthy lifestyle now and for their futures. A recurring monthly donation, no matter the amount, is one of the best ways to make a serious impact all year round.
Your donation to GROWING STRONG today will support critical needs for young people this year, including:
$25: Two Double Dutch jump rope sets
$50: Journals for one Club site
$100: Supplies needed for one Club cooking class
$500: Trauma Informed toolkits for Staff
$1,000: Seasonal gardening supplies for one Club summer program
Kids Feed Kids is a Club program that provides youth with access to healthy daily meals, diverse cooking classes, and other nutritional education. Additionally, each month at the Mt. Airy Club, one youth gets the honor of being named “Celebrity Chef of the Month”....
The South Side Red Bears is an athletic program that serves the Little Earth community, but also invites youth from other parts on the city. The program offers a variety of activities to Club youth including volleyball, softball, baseball, and basketball from ages...
Through Katz Amsterdam’s and Vail Resorts, the Clubs had the opportunity for 40 middle school aged teens (14 and under) to participate in a ski and snowboard partnership at Afton Alps. Through this experience the youth have been able to learn how to ski or snowboard....
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.