This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As the parent, you are the most powerful force in your children’s lives. You can ease their journey through life by giving encouragement and simply accepting them for who they are.
The best you can do for your child is to be a good role model. Children learn by imitating and everything you do will impact on how your child succeeds in the word. As parents, we all want to see our children develop into active, contributing adults, but what if there is no-one around to plant the seeds that will bring this success?
What happens when children have been left to their own devices because there is no parent around for whatever reason? The beauty about Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCAs) and their amazing Triple Play, a health and wellness program, is that kids are introduced to exciting programs which encourage them to eat well, enjoy outdoor activities and how to become a well rounded, balanced adult.
A Vested Interest in Youth
Triple Play is sponsored by both the Anthem Foundation and the huge Coca Cola Company, providing awesome ideas for kids and teens to live a healthy, fun lifestyle. The Anthem Foundation is affiliated to foundations such as Amerigroup, supporting programs which educate and encourage a lifestyle of health, fun activities and happiness. They supply grants amounting to millions of dollars to organizations which support their Healthy Generations program.
Every family can take tips from their ideas and incorporate them into life at home. Many boys and girls clubs make use of the tools and resources of Triple Play to change children’s behavior, and they are getting exceptional results. Why not continue the trend at home so the sparkle and joy that an active, healthy and nourishing lifestyle brings, can continue?
Inspiration for the Task Ahead
The Triple Play Program’s aim is to provide parents and children’s clubs – those people playing a part in the development of a child – a tool that could be used to reinforce good, healthy lifestyles. Triple Play is BGCA’s leading comprehensive health and wellness program, and they are often hosting Triple Play Days which are geared towards sparking passion among the youth to achieve a healthy body and mind.
Devoting huge time and attention to helping children develop skills for life requires finding balance. You don’t want to be focusing so much on the children’s every need that you simply give them an inflated sense of their power. The Triple Play Plan is all about an holistic, balanced approach – developing the mind, body and soul of the child.
The program was created by a team of experts at Boys & Girls Clubs of America so that health-, nutrition-, physical fitness- and medical experts all had input with creating ‘healthy living’ programs for boys and girls.
An Anchor in a Child’s Life
Boys and Girls Clubs of America have as their mantra ‘I feel better when…’, and with so many caring people organizing fun activities for kids ranging from sports to art and to cooking among others, the kids feel better about themselves, are kept entertained, safe and even educated.
Parents feel better too when they know that their children are involved in uplifting facility-based programs after school which are supervised by trained professionals. They go out of their way to provide structured programs and activities which develop the talents and abilities of the children in a safe, supportive environment.
A Motivating Power
A young person’s health, well-being and mind will suffer if its not stimulated, nourished and looked after. Boys and Girls Clubs of America are such positive, encouraging places that have the potential to remove parental worries of what their kids are getting up to.
Many people are looking for opportunities now to form more of these clubs where young people from all walks of life can reach their full potential. They have the means to become happy, fulfilled adults who will also want to play a part in making the community they live in more conducive to raising responsible, productive and satisfied future generations.