Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ontario- Chatham-Kent

BBBS Chatham Kent.jpgBig Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent strives to enrich and enhance the personal growth of children and youth by nurturing a meaningful friendship with an adult mentor. Building on existing success the organization is introducing a new program focused on healthy lifestyles for boys.

With support from GoodLife Kids Foundation, Go Guys! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is being introduced in Chatham through a 2 year pilot –2009 to 2011.  The program is designed to address the physical activity, balanced eating and positive self-image needs of boys ages 10 – 14 years, based on a group mentoring model.  It is delivered by trained male volunteers, during a 7 – 10 week period.  Over the duration of this pilot at least 84 boys, referred by their principal, teacher or resource teacher, will be mentored.

The primary goal of Go Guys! is to develop an appreciation of the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle among boys, along with building leadership and life skills of program participants.

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Today we're celebrating the #SummerSolstice and #InternationalYogaDay Yoga is an awesome way to help kids develop important physical and mental skills - and it can be easily adapted for all ages and abilities! For younger children, keep practices short and use stories and familiar animals or objects as cues for them to mimic with their poses. For older kids, try building to some more challenging balancing poses or turn inwards to focus on the stress-relieving benefits of the practice. #activekids #yoga

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