This nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as 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 or responsible behavior.
As 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 encourages healthy attitudes and lifestyles enabling girls to develop to their fullest potential. From interactive role playing to more tailored mentoring, girls are given the opportunity to explore personal and societal values as they build skills for eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships.
Passport To Manhood
For male Club members ages 11-14, Passport to Manhood promotes responsibility and reinforces positive behavior. It consists of 14 small-group sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood. Each participant is issued his own “Passport” to emphasize the idea that he is on a journey to maturation and personal growth.