Health & Life Skills

SMART Moves is the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s nationally acclaimed prevention program for young people ages 6 to 16. It is a creative, fun learning experience that provides children and teens with the knowledge and skills they need to grow up as healthy individuals and realize their full potential. All programs teach through hands-on learning experiences, as well as field trips.


SMART Moves: Skills Mastery and Resistance Training
A substance abuse prevention program delivered in age-appropriate components.

SMART Kids- All units
SMART Kids is a program for boys and girls ages 6-8. the goal of this program is to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, and self-esteem to help them make healthy choices and practice healthy behaviors while avoiding risky situations, including involvement with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. 

Start SMART is a program for boys and girls ages 9-12. The goal of the program is to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem, and peer support to make healthy choices and practice responsible behaviors. the program also teaches about the risks of using alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. 

Promoting a positive self-image, SMART Girls stresses self-esteem and healthy decision-making in young women at the Club. This summer the program will focus on self-esteem, healthy relationship building, and safety awareness. 

Healthy Habits Cooking Class
Healthy Habits is a program for boys and girls ages 9-11. The program teaches kids a knowledge base consisting of healthy food choices, portion control, and how to cook nutritious, balanced meals. Each session will include half an hour of instruction and one hour of cooking fun. 

Teen SMART Girls
The Teen SMART Girls program is designed to prepare girls ages 13-16 to make healthy decisions and develop healthy attitudes, lifestyles, and relationships. This summer the program will focus on women’s empowerment. We will discuss dating violence, self-respect, relationship boundaries and self-defense. 

Passport to Manhood
Young men at the Club are exploring positive decision-making, relationship building, leadership development and community involvement through the Passport to Manhood. Passport To Manhood is a very beneficial program for all middle school boys.


Please call 269-349-4485 for more information.