Health & Wellness:

Health & Wellness:

Creating Healthier Communities

Boys & Girls Clubs create cultures of health and wellness that help improve the quality of life for youth, families, and our nation.

Clubs are centers of health and wellness in local communities, utilizing research-based strategies to engage youth, families, staff, and communities in partnering together for healthier outcomes. Clubs help foster development of social and emotional skills that enable youth to develop positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Our health and wellness programs intentionally build youth assets to live healthy and balanced lifestyles.

Leveraging our partnerships, programming, and resources, Clubs build cultures of wellness that equip youth, especially those who need us most, to achieve healthy futures. By working with thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers, we can enhance and scale this important work to increase public health and wellness opportunities for all.

Full of promising practices, quick tips, and tools and resources gathered from Clubs across the country, and this Club-centered resource guide will equip you to improve the nutrition and overall wellness of your community.

In September 2015, 150+ experts on health and wellness gathered for out Health & Wellness Great Think to harness insights and determine how our programming and policy efforts encourage young people to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Opioid and Substance Use Prevention is a resource guide developed in conjunction with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to provide substance-use prevention strategies tailored to Boys & Girls Clubs. Organized in sections for working with staff, youth, families and communities, the guide includes ample resources, examples and templates.