Nutrition first Workshops
With obesity at epidemic levels among our youth SCLS guides them into the wonder filled world of nutrition and healthy eating habits. Our program director has worked as a health and nutrition professional for over 15 years. We also provide nutritional workshops for healthy eating recommendations for the entire household. SCLS works to utilize each opportunity with the children to attract and engage the children into thinking smart about their curiosity into learning lots of basic and very important nutritional information about food. The children and youth become nutrition ambassador for their, households, peer groups, and for their communities.Second Chance Life Skills would like to thank our new partner Panera Bread for making it possible to provide our Healthy Living program, “Feeding Those In Need With Dignity”
The award-winning Bartlett Park Community Garden flourishes in the heart of Bartlett Park, a poverty-stricken neighborhood near downtown St. Petersburg that is classified as a food desert region. This program focuses on engaging youth with urban agriculture at a basic level to include regular visits to the garden and practical tutorials delivered by experienced gardeners and passionate educators. Program participants are encouraged to grow edible plants that will instill the importance of sustainability, the growing process, and connection to one’s food. BPCG is a community care organization partner with SCLS Inc. to provide this unique learning opportunity for local youth and their families.
NSTE – Nothing Shorter Than Elite (Track Program)
SCLS sports and track program works with our youth and young adults to encourage, improve, promote and provide education in physical fitness, healthy nutritional habits, and positive community relations. This is done by providing wholesome, non-violent, and positive activities for the youth of the community through fitness activities and group collaboration. Our focus is to combat the rise of juvenile delinquency by educating the youth on the dangers of substance abuse and other detrimental habits.This athletic program allows the participants to embrace long term alternatives that can possibly lead to lasting benefits and opportunities such as college scholarships, athletic exposure, physical fitness training and more.
Rokkball is a baseball clinic choreographed to Rock & Roll Music. This skill based program is designed for any skill level boy or girl from the ages of 6-14. Combining baseball drills, endurance training, along with maximum repetition and minimal idle time, Rokkball is a fantastic youth program designed for all participants. This hour long program set to Rock & Roll Music, will put the 3 F’s into effect, Fun, Focus and Fast. Children and parents alike enjoy the energy, enthusiasm, and teamwork atmosphere of Rokkball.