|Health and Life Skills|
Programs and initiatives in this area develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, prepare for ever changing society and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
The LA Food Bank provides healthy meals and snacks to over 200 kids each day to the Salesian Clubs.
TRIPLE PLAY "Healthy Habits"
Designed for ages 6 to 15, the program aims to incorporate healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience, Healthy Habits, which is also the "Mind" component of Triple Play: A Game for the Mind, Body and Soul, emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
Cavity Free Zone aims to increase young people’s awareness of good oral hygiene and improve their dental health. Cavity-Free Zone was developed in response to the recent Surgeon General’s report on oral health, which revealed a silent epidemic of oral disease in this country, especially among disadvantaged youth. The program features fun, engaging sessions and activities for Club members ages 6-9, 10-12 and 13-15. Clubs can also log on to the Cavity Free Zone Website to participate in games and other interactive activities designed to reinforce their learning about oral health.
The Salesian Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles is proud to serve as the lead agency for the Boyle Heights Coalition. Through this effort, we are working with community stakeholders to reduce violence and substance abuse in our community