The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Boys & Girls Club of Beeville's Youth Development Program

Grant Information
Categories Education , Community
Location South Texas
Cycle Year 2019
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Boys & Girls Club of Beeville
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Website http://Boys & Girls Club of Beeville
Contact Information
Contact Name John Corkill
Phone 3613586520
PO Box 131
Additional Information
Used for Funding is requested for the Boys & Girls Club of Beeville's Triple Play Program.
Benefits The children in our community who participate in the Triple Play Program gain knowledge that will impact them far beyond their time within the walls on the Boys & Girls Club. Living healthy lives and developing healthy relationships is not a commitment that one makes for a month or a year, it is a life long goal. Participants have been taught, and will continue to be taught, the skills, attitudes, and paths that will lead them to a positive future "Mind, Body, and Soul." It is our goal that this commitment to a healthy lifestyle will not stop at the participants themselves, but will be passed on to their families and friends in a positive cycle.
Proposal Description Triple Play, Boys and Girls Club of America's comprehensive health and wellness initiative, strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. Since the Triple Play initiative was introduced in 2005, more than one million Club members have participated in fun fitness activities. The Triple Play initiative nurtures the minds, bodies and souls of Club members. The "Body" component of Triple Play promotes becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness routines and participation in organized sports. Healthy Habits is the "Mind" component of the Triple Play program. The Healthy Habits curricula is designed to teach young people about the benefits of developing healthy habits such as eating smart and being physically active; equip young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities both at the Club and at home; and encourage young people to take small steps toward positive behavior changes. The "Soul" component of the Triple Play program encompasses the social recreation activities that are critical to positive youth development. This includes strengthening interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs.

Program Materials - Body Component: Includes lesson supplies, indoor and outdoor physical fitness equipment, daily challenge material, pool fees, medals, trophies, etc.

Program Materials - Mind Component: Includes lesson supplies, health foods for the nutrition program, guest speaker related costs, educational field trip expenses, etc.

Program Materials - Soul Component: Includes lesson supplies, game room equipment/supplies for social recreational activities, etc.