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 is a program that engages teen boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior. Interactive activities are used to aid in the growth and development of young men. Activities include learning to cook, doing laundry, learning to tie a tie and participating in community service projects. Discussion topics cover issues like respectful treatment of others, the importance of academics, healthy hobbies and coping skills.

Fitness Challenges

Join the Club’s Health and Wellness Coordinator in weekly fitness challenges. Challenges include eating well, exercise, mindfulness, and overall healthy tasks such as getting enough sleep, drinking water, trying a new food or meditation.

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 a 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 small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the development needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8—18. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own social attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

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.