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Health and Life Skills

Overview of the Program

These programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

Smart Moves

The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.

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Passport to Manhood

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 11 to 14. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.

Healthy Habits: A Triple Play Program

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Designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.

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Prevention Programming

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware recognizes the devastating impact of substance use – in particular, the opioid epidemic on Clubs and their communities. Opioid and Substance Use Prevention is a resource guide developed in conjunction with leading public health agencies to provide substance-use prevention strategies tailored to our Clubs. Organized in sections for working with staff, youth, families and communities, the guide includes ample resources, examples and templates. Programming is implemented through  variety of curricula and activities such as BOTVIN, ALA, MAVerick program(music art volleyball)

Youth Support

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware seeks to build staff capacity in the area of trauma informed care and support our ongoing paradigm shift into becoming a trauma-informed organization at all 40 locations across Delaware’s three counties.  With the addition of staffing trained social workers, our offering of mental health services will allow us to support our high-needs youth in dealing with the many Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) they face by providing extensive staff training, offering new mental health-related services directly to our youth, and support for our staff in using trauma informed approaches while working in all aspects with youth and their families. This project aligns with Governor Carney’s Executive Order 24, which was signed in October 2018 and made Delaware a “trauma informed state.”

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