Our Youth Development Strategy
Our club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling:
A SENSE OF COMPETENCE
the feeling there is something boys and girls can do well.
A SENSE OF USEFULNESS
the opportunity to do something of value for other people.
A SENSE OF BELONGING
a setting where young people know they "fit" and are accepted
A SENSE OF POWER OR INFLUENCE
a chance to be heard and to influence decisions.
When this strategy is fully implemented, self esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps girls and boys achieve their full potential.
Our Core Program Areas:
We provide diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self esteem, and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles we offer program activities in five areas.
Character & Leadership Development...
empowers youth to support and influence their club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own, and other's cultural identities.
Education & Career Development...
enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
Health & Life Skills...
develops young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well being, set personal goals and live successfully as sufficient adults.
enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, and creative writing.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation...
develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.