-- Mind: Mind is the Healthy Habits component of the program that consists
of 10 weekly, 30-45 minutes sessions. Healthy Habits is a Club-wide
strategy to promote health and well-being in young people and is a
small-group program utilizing informational and experiential learning
activities for members to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors
regarding nutritional eating and physical fitness.
-- Body: The Body component takes a systematic approach which boosts
traditional physical activities by providing daily sports and fitness
activities for youth. The elements promote fun, physical fitness and
skill acquisition in a non-competitive yet challenging environment.
-- Soul: The Soul recreation component provides an opportunity to
strengthen and build a comprehensive, fun, social recreation program
that encourages cooperation and sportsmanship.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
YMCA of York and York County (York County)
The YMCA of York & York County was awarded a $35,000 grant to support the expansion of the HIP Kids program, an evidence-based, weight reduction and behavior management program. The goal is to help overweight children and their families learn to lead healthier lives. The program will target and help children with a Body Mass Index (BMI) that places them at or above the 85th percentile.
The YMCA of York and York County developed HIP Kids in response to the
YMCA's national Activate America initiative. HIP Kids is a physical
education and nutrition program designed to address the ch
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