Calderon Branch SMART Moves
"Our array of SMART Programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. The SMART Moves Goal is to help young people resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity. o SMART Kids, ages 6-9, provides youth with the knowledge, skills and self- esteem to help them make healthy choices, practice healthy behaviors and avoid risky behaviors and situations, including involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. o Start SMART, ages 10-12, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity and practice abstinence first. o Stay SMART, ages 13-15, provides young people with the knowledge, skills, self- esteem and peer support to help them make healthy choices, practice responsible behaviors, avoid using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and postpone sexual activity. o SMART Girls, girls ages 13-17, is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self- esteem enhancement program for girls. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent/teen girls to develop to their full potential. Each module consists of two components: Part One: It’s your Body examines media influences on attitudes about females, personal values in dating relationships, date violence, date rape and sexual harassment, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual myths and truths, getting regular gynecological care, and the physical and emotional changes girls experience. Part Two: Take Care of your Body identifies ways to attain healthy eating habits, meet specific nutritional needs, develop basic cooking skills and become physically fit and active. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing how to use the health care delivery system. o Passport to Manhood, boys ages 11-17, is a men’s leadership program to teach and promote responsibility, reinforce positive behavior and develop character in adolescent males. Passport to Manhood is a 14-session program that concentrates on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each male Club member participant is issued his own “passport” to underscore his personal journey of maturation and growth."