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Boys and Girls Club
Programs and Activities

Power Hour
A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members. Power Hour is held everyday from 6:30 to 7:30 in the library.

The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses the problems of drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. Based on proven techniques, 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 6-15 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 abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.

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 10-12. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential. The SMART Girls program is sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.

Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members ages 10-12. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 small-group sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each participant is issued his own "Passport" to underscore the idea that he is on a journey of maturation and personal growth.

FITNESS AUTHORITY®, a new small-group program sponsored by The Sports Authority, Inc., promotes fitness in all youth. FITNESS AUTHORITY provides a fun-filled, motivating fitness experience for members. Weekly sessions cover every aspect of fitness, drawing upon themes of sports culture and history, self-esteem, nutrition and physical fitness. The annual FITNESS AUTHORITY Club-Wide Pentathlon competition allows Club members of all ages to demonstrate and test their fitness levels.

Cultural Learning
Members can chose from several cultural learning activities such as making moccasins, regalia, beeding, making dream catchers, dancing, drum making, and tepee assembling. Members can also play cultural games such as Hoop and Spear and Hand Games.

Open Games
Members can chose from over 80 types of board/card games to play during open games. They also have access to shuffle board, pool, air hockey, and ping pong. Weather permitting members can play a variety of games outside such as football, baseball, kickball, tetherball, basketball, gyminee, teeball, hoppity hop, volley ball, tag, dodgeball, and red rover.

Trail is a diabetes prevention program aimed at education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. It includes physical activity, a weekly curriculum and healthy snacks.

Other Activies
Tuesday- swimming
Thursday- Open gym
Friday- movie

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