Health and Life Skills

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.


NetSmartz: NetSmartz teaches internet safety skills in three age-appropriate modules. Topics include personal safety, shopping safety, and on-line ethics. The BGCA collaborated with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to develop the program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.


Passport to Manhood: Passport to Manhood reinforces positive behavior in male Club members ages 11 to 14. A series of fourteen small-group sessions addresses personal growth as a journey. The program includes interactive activities, including a personal “Passport” with the ability to earn stamps along the way.


SMART Moves: The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training): SMART stands for Skills Mastery and Resistance Training. This prevention program for 6 to 15-year-olds addresses drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity with the goal of promoting abstinence.