Hanging out with CC Sabathia.
Research shows that where you live, work, learn and play have a significant impact on health and wellness, especially for young people. At Boys & Girls Clubs, we’re leveling the playing field by providing youth with access to critical opportunities that foster essential social and emotional skills that enable them to build relationships, identify and express themselves, make responsible decisions and be positive agents of change in their own lives.
Clubs employ formal and informal methods to power skill development through "caught" and "taught" experiences. Social and emotional development is incorporated throughout the Club environment, targeted in intentional programming and integrated with other programs to support skills practice and reinforcement.
Just like our Triple Play program, last week’s Triple Play Day celebrated holistic health and wellness. With the help of New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, 140 young people joined us for activities, snacks and fun. The following photos show just a few of my favorite moments!
Thanks to the support of partners like The Coca-Cola Company and Anthem Foundation, we’re focusing on social and emotional skill development to empower youth with skills they need to live healthy and balanced lives.
Jennifer Bateman is National Vice President of Youth Development Programs for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.