With Fall programming well under way, the Club Members at the Flamson Club have been exploring nutrition, physical fitness and anti-bullying education. In partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, youth participated in their “Kickin’ Nutrition” program which included watching cooking videos and doing hands on cooking and food preparation. Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers evidence based programs in physical fitness and sports in the Triple Play program along with great anti-bullying programming for our youngest members in the “Be A Star” program. Our highly trained Youth Development Professionals develop curriculum tailored to their Club members and lead regular sessions on these important topics throughout the school year. Many of the Flamson Club members completed the programs and earned certificates for their commitment to learning and developing new skills.
BGCA has joined WWE and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to participate in Be A STAR, WWE’s bullying prevention initiative, and its mission to encourage young people to treat each other with respect through education and grassroots initiatives. The Be A STAR program, focused on social and emotional learning, gives Club members ages 11-13 the tools they need to enhance their learning, decision making, creativity, relationships and mental health.