Encouraging young people to improve their quality of life.
Physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality. It can also help prevent heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, and diabetes. Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance that helps to build healthy bones. It also increases self-esteem, and improves blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Healthy eating is associated with reduced risk for many diseases including the three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and can prevent health problems such as obesity, tooth decay, and iron deficiency and anemia.
Being educated about preventing disease, teen pregnancy, violence, and drug and alcohol abuse is most important. Awareness and exposure to alternatives leads to responsible decision making and ultimately healthy living.
Well rounded individuals who are motivated and value themselves as well as others.
Youth service is intended to strengthen youngster's
sense of civic engagement, selfless service and community involvement, while helping them achieve their developmental and social goals.
The arts are an essential part of the human experience. We recommend that all of our youth learn about the arts to discover how to communicate not only with words, but also through music, dance, and the visual arts.
Go outside, Travel & Experience
All children can benefit from outdoor experiences. There is nothing like catching butterflies, playing at the beach, paddling in a canoe, or taking a camping trip. Nature is beautiful; young people need to experience it.
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