Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ontario- Municipality of Clarington

GoodLife Fitness Bowmanville Mall’s fundraising efforts during the 2011 Be A Kid’s Superhero Campaign is being recognized with a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington in support of the Go Girls! and Game On! programs. The entire Municipality of Clarington including Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, Newtonville, Orono, Hampton and Burketon will be impacted by the funding.

Go Girls! is a program designed to address the physical activity, balanced eating and positive self-image needs of young women ages 10-14 based on a group mentoring model. The main goal of Go Girls! is for young women to develop an appreciation of the benefits of an active, healthy, lifestyle. The program is structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

Game On! uses a mentor approach to provide boys ages 10-14 with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants will have the opportunity to become involved in lifestyle decision making and develop habits for regular physical activity.

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