HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS

SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal 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. 

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 8-17. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own “passport” to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young men in discussions activities that reinforce positive behavior.  

After School Snack Program through Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning's Bright from the Start provides each Club member with a tasty, nutritious snack every day after school. Great Futures Academy uses its snack program to teach and reinforce healthy eating habits. 

PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) provides health and wellness education along with information to help youth make good choices and avoid risky behavior.