As for the human body, we all need to exercise to maintain our health as much possible. Although, there are alternatives to stay fit, creating a proper routine is highly recommended. The easiest way to obtain it is to start the routine at a young age. If exercise is implemented at a young age, the child is used to the amount of work being done and can create its own defenses against potential health risks.
The youth development program is designed to provide a variety of opportunities and to promote personal development, physical and mental health and awareness, cultural awareness, and self worth. These domains will enhance their sense of belonging, while offering them a structured and safe supervised environment where they can have fun. The staff members are interviewed and selected based on their experience, certifications, civic and social abilities, and their willingness to make a difference in children’s lives. The process was implemented to build a team of leaders who recognize the importance of a positive outcome needed for children. This will allow active team work between the children and staff, which will result in building great communication skills, open to learning new things and enhance their creativity. Although each child has different characteristics of personalities which range from being out spoken, hyperactive, quiet, shy, or energetic. We work with their families ensuring safety and make every effort towards establishing a successful experience for their families as well. In doing this, we learn of diverse cultures and backgrounds of the children and their families which provide us with a better understanding when corresponding to overcome any obstacle. These cultures range from African American, Hispanic, Haitian, and Caucasian. The goal is to create a loving and caring atmosphere that each child will look forward to coming to no matter where they are from or was born. The program provides the children with weekly activities ranging from educational, art & crafts, and physical. The activities are age appropriate and are arranged by grade level. Overall, the entire set of activities provides a kid friendly environment where they are able to be themselves while learning and feeling safe through it all.