Anderson Children's Foundation

Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs

Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs

SMART Girls (2017-2018)

SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups (ages 9 to 18). Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

Smart Girls is run at the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs but it is a BGCA Nationally recognized program that has been run for years. We have been running this program consistently for the last two years and we have found that it has been beneficial in helping the girls communicate better with their peers and more importantly bringing mothers and daughters together. This program is run at least once a week, with separate times for each of the three age groups. Each meeting time is a two hour block.

Contact Person: Andrea Madrigal

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