Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country
At Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country one of our three priority outcomes is to ensure youth adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.
Passport to Manhood—The passage from boyhood to manhood is challenging, requiring adolescent males to understand and manage many issues and transitions. Passport to Manhood addresses critical issues that young men face during this time, such as ethics, decision making, wellness, fatherhood, employment and careers, cooperation and conflict, diversity, relationships and self-esteem.
SMART Girls—to help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships.
SMART Moves-to help young people to heighten their decision-making and critical-thinking skills, as well as learn how to avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity.
Triple Play—to improve youths’ knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.
Programs with Impact
The need: Young people in our country are at risk for being overweight and physically unfit; engaging in unsafe, premature sexual activity; and using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The self-care practices developed in childhood greatly affect an individual’s health and quality of life as an adult.
Our healthy lifestyles programs allow members to engage in daily physical activity, make healthy nutrition choices, employ good resistance and decision-making skills, and refrain from participating in risky behaviors.