Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles Programs

By engaging young people in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh health and life skills programming teaches the importance of setting personal goals and developing the competencies necessary to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

Boys II Men

Boys II Men mentors boys and teens towards becoming successful and responsible men. Age-appropriate groups discuss issues that include ethics, making positive decisions, substance abuse, relationships with girls, personal leadership and responsibility, and much more. Activities and mentors help give boys a positive head start in their journey to manhood.

Garden Club

Using our four raised garden beds at the Club and our collaboration with Growing Oshkosh members can experience planting, caring for and making healthy foods with fresh produce.

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being. As part of the program, kids have the opportunity to prepare tasty and healthy snacks using typical ingredients found at home.

Smart Girls

Smart Girls is a safe, comfortable environment for girls to discuss health, social and other issues that are unique to them and to build the necessary skills to avoid unhealthy influences. Staff and community members mentor the girls to acquire and maintain positive self-concept and the confidence they need to become strong, positive members of the community.

Teen Cuisine

In this program, teens have fun preparing snack items for themselves and their peers. This teaches them how to prepare simple dishes and use kitchen equipment responsibly. Because the food varies every week, teens learn several snack recipes.

Triple Play

Triple Play, a “game plan for mind, body and soul,” is designed to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience. The program involves all Club members in emphasizing good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.