The Mind component of Triple Play helps Club members develop a knowledge base to acquire healthy habits, such as making smart food choices, understanding appropriate portion sizes and creating fun and balanced meals.
The Body component of Triple Play encourages young people to be physically active through fun daily fitness, including games and activities to get them moving. Daily fitness challenges give youth of every age a chance to play longer and harder at a variety of games.
The Soul component of Triple Play provides social recreation programs and activities that strengthen interpersonal skills, foster good character and develop positive relationships and cooperation among young people. Club youth acquire a healthy self-concept and belief in their self-worth, and cope well with positive and adverse situations.
Triple Play was created by a team of experts at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with advice and counsel from leading health, medical, nutrition and fitness experts. The program’s nutrition component was developed with the Department of Health & Human Services.
The Be There initiative builds awareness and knowledge of childhood bereavement and increases the resources and tools for Boys & Girls Club youth development professionals to help them assist grieving youth and their families. Supported by the New York Life Foundation, BGCA provides grief resources, workshops, online training, a Web community and technical assistance to Boys & Girls Clubs – building a culture of empathy and support for grieving youth.
Ready, Set, Action promotes the development of five key interrelated sets of cognitive, affective and behavioral competencies. With support provided by the New York Life Foundation, this program uses fun physical activities to help participants identify their emotions, helping to create an emotionally safe and open Club environment. Ready, Set, Action teaches emotional awareness and regulation techniques youth may draw upon when faced with hardship, including grief and loss.