Our members are encouraged to engage in daily physical activity and make a lifelong commitment to fitness, healthy nutrition choices and refrain from participating in risky behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco, or drug use.
SMART Leaders (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) is a program for youth ages 12-18. It builds upon SMART Moves (see below) while adding the key aspect of leadership.
We partner with Saint Alphonsus, Lifeways, and the Ontario Police Department who provide key speakers and discussion. The ultimate goal of this program is to encourage youth to make positive choices for themselves and to influence their peers to do the same. This program is funded by the Malheur County Juvenile Department.
The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
More than simply emphasizing a “Say No”message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence.
Triple Play strives to improve the overall health of Club members by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
The Mind component encourages young people to eat smart through the program which covers the power of choice, vitamins, the food pyramid and appropriate portion size. The Body component boosts Clubs’traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. The Soul component helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people.