Health and Life Skills Programs are designed to be fun and inviting for all members, with an effort made to attract teens and young people of all backgrounds in an environment that promotes and encourages interracial and crosscultural cooperation.
Program components include the SMART Moves (skills mastery and resistance training) Prevention Programs. SMART Moves is a prevention/education program that addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
SMART Kids (Ages 6-9)
Start SMART (Ages 10-12) and
Stay SMART (Ages 13-15)
Children and young people are given the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them avoid risky behaviors and situations, including involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Responsible behavior is presented as a deterrent to adolescent sexual activity, drunk driving and drug trafficking.
Act SMART (Ages 6-17)
Developed as a joint project between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the American Red Cross, Act SMART is an HIV/AIDS prevention program.
The two main objectives of Kids' Cafe are:
1. To curb the effect of malnutrition
experienced by children living in poverty.
2. To provide job readiness skills for youth to enter into the food service industry. Kids' Cafe at 500 Genesee Street serves approximately 150 meals daily, Monday through Friday. Our food service training initiative teaches young people many aspects of food service procedures, including preparation, cooking, serving, stocking, cleaning, safety awareness, and budgeting.