Healthy Lifestyles

 

For the month of February Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi kids and teens are learning that developing a healthy life style is based on how balanced you are. Our Cub Kids are learning that balancing physical fitness, proper nutrition, preventative care and mental and emotional well-being lead to a life of positive health and wellness.

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Healthy Lifestyles – Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is excited to launch the New Year with the Healthy Lifestyles Advocacy Period – a concentrated eight-week time frame dedicated to highlighting the Movement’s dedication to health and wellness for our kids and teens. The national conversation at the start of the New Year largely centers on a renewed commitment to personal health, including physical fitness, nutritious eating and mental and emotional well-being. Together, we will work to harness this dialogue to promote Boys & Girls Clubs programs, partners and Healthy Lifestyles’ success stories locally and at a national level. 

 

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Central Mississippi Youth of the Year

 

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Congratulations to Torenzo Richardson for winning Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi! Torenzo will represent BGCCM in the upcoming State Youth of the Year Competition held February 25, 2016. Torenzo has been at the Capitol Unit for 8 years. He attends Jim Hill High School and is also in the International Baccalaureate Program, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Math Honors Club as well as being in the National Honor Society. Torenzo will continue his education at Mississippi State where he hopes to become an Optometrist. 

Youth of the Year has been the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program that celebrates the achievement of the Club teens. Club members who win the Youth of the Year title demonstrate true leadership, the importance of healthy lifestyles, and strive for academic excellence. 

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David Banner

A huge THANK YOU to the Banner foundation for gifting us a recording studio. David Banner gave bak to his community by donating a recording studio to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi, which will be the first of 6 that are set to build in our Clubs’ chapter. This recording studio was built in our tent wing at the Capitol Unit. Our partnership with the Banner Foundation has given us the opportunity to develop future musical careers for our Club Kids. 12356751_10153820756016310_7050735705868638381_o 12391429_1622554437997432_5871994576598591628_n 10996779_10153820756526310_9099354618594754751_o DSC_0056 DSC_0048

 

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C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus

In partnering with Comcast Cable, C-SPAN’s award winning, 45-foot customized bus visited our Walker Unit. The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus has been traveling the country, promoting C-SPAN’s public affairs programming and resources. Our Walker Unit kids and staff went aboard the bus and learned about C-SPAN’s coverage of federal courts, U.S. Congress, the American political process, and the White House. Our Walker Unit kids were so excited to be able to explore the bus, some were asking if we were going to the real White House! Walker Unit staff and kids also interacted with the new 2016 Campaign app, exploring potential presidential candidates.

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My.Future Technology Initiative

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My.Future Technology Initiative My.Future Technology InitiativeThank you Comcast for giving the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi another donation in part of the My.Future launch at our Walker Unit. My.Future is a technology initiative that focuses on teaching our club members about the expanding digital world. With My.Future we are hoping to spark curiosity and passion for technology in our youth. Once exposed to technological skills, our youth will likely have more of an impact and pursue a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). With this partnership the digital divide is being reduced by developing digital literacy and technology skills for our youth.

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Harvest Festival

Our Capitol Unit Club Kids are having a blast at our Harvest Festival! We are enjoying pumpkin tossing, face painting, dressing up like mummies, and playing with “gooey worms”.

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Day for Kids

 This past Saturday we celebrated Day for Kids at Livingston Park! We had a great time dancing to music and playing on the obstacle courses. The kids enjoyed having their faces painted and snacking on sno-cones and cotton candy. Thank you to our grilling team for cooking delicious hamburgers and hotdogs! 

Thank you to everyone who helped make Day for Kids a success!!

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Employee of the Week

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The “Employee of the Week” for our Canton Unit is Ms. Stewart! She is the cook for the Canton Unit but goes well beyond the call of duty. Our members and staff love her. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Club!

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Employee of the Week

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“Employee of the Week” for our Capitol Unit is Miss LaBresha! She is the computer tech instructor and has been running the Club Tech program with all ages this summer. She is very supportive and works well with the staff. She has been introducing high yield learning activities to engage the students in fun with a purpose! Congratulations, LaBresha! 

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Employee of the Week

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The “Employee of the Week” for our Sykes Unit is Mr. Burt! He has been picked for this weeks “Employee of the Week,” because he displays hard work around his Club. Mr. Burt goes out of the way to assist other staff members, helps mentor students and has stepped in when the Club didn’t have a janitor. He is willing to come in early and stay late if needed. He has displayed nothing but leadership skills and we are proud to have him! Congratulations Mr. Burt!

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