Our Programs

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES-Smart programs help youth learn how to make critical choices based on knowledge and understanding cause and affect.

  • SMART KIDS: ages 6-9, provides the knowledge, skills and self-esteem to help them make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors and situations.

  • START SMART: ages 10-12, provides  the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors.

  • SMART GIRLS: Assists girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decision-making skills and mentor relationships.  SMART Girls offers a module for girls ages 8-12 years and a module for girls ages 13-17 years.

  • PASSPORT TO MANHOOD:  promotes  responsibility, reinforces positive behavior and develops character in adolescent males.

  • STREET SMARTS: a gang prevention and community awareness program exclusive to the state of Florida.

MONEY MATTERS: promotes financial responsibility and independence. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

 

 

EDUCATION & CAREER-- A core program area designed to enable youth to become proficient in basic educational principles, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve career success.

  • POWER HOUR:  helps young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high- yield learning activities and tutoring.

  • PROJECT LEARN:  reinforces the knowledge and skills youth learn in school by integrating fun, educational activities throughout club programs.

  • CLUB TECH: a digital literacy program that makes technology fun, easy and accessible to club members. Youth learn to use basic business software, be safe online and how advanced hardware can help advance their networking s

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  • CAREER CONNECTION:  an exciting, new  program focusing on career exploration and awareness, helping to guide our young people down the educational path toward career success.

  • ROBO-TECH: always a favorite, uses LEGO Mindstorms® kits; members explore science, technology, engineering and math to build and program a robot that interacts with its environment in numerous ways.

 

THE ARTS-- art programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

 

 

FITNESS & RECREATION--fitness & recreation programs develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, stress management skills, appreciation for the environment and social skills.

  • TRIPLE PLAY:  improves club members’ knowledge of healthy habits, increases daily physical activity and strengthens their ability to interact positively with others and engage in positive relationships.  This program uses a holistic approach focusing on mind, body and soul.

  • SOCIAL RECREATION: games-room activities along with social interaction enhance social skills necessary in decision making, problem solving, communication, conflict resolution and team work.

 

 

CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT--Programs in this Core Program Area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities. 

  • TORCH CLUBS: a small group leadership and service club for members ages 11-13 with focus on service to club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.

  • YOUTH OF THE MONTH: each month our clubs recognize an outstanding member demonstrating positive attitude, leadership and strong moral character.

  • YOUTH OF THE YEAR: annually each club nominates a club member who has consistently shown positive qualities. Each nominee submits an essay that is voted on and a youth of the year is chosen by our board of directors to represent our organization.