Life Skills

Designed to instill positive character attributes and essential skill-sets, BCNY’s Game Rooms are the heart of our Life Skills programs.  Communication, listening, decision-making, and leadership skills are central to game room programs, which provide hands-on experience for real life application.  Game Room programs teach members about seasonality and locality of local foods as well as healthy ways to prepare well-balanced meals, what stress is and how to manage it through positive decision-making, and techniques that assist with self-awareness and self-control – skills necessary in all stages of development.

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Older juniors and younger teens participate in this “rites of passage” program that guides members through exploring their own identity...
Members of all ages explore healthy eating habits, nutrition guidelines, and cooking with seasonal foods in our cooking programs. Explorers...
Youth Council provides an opportunity for members to learn about the election process and create pathways for meaningful change within...
Group Clubs works toward building friendships and community among members through team activities and challenges. Members create teams that compete...
The Thrive program introduces explorers to making positive behavior choices through character building activities in the clubhouse.  Thrive helps members...
Real Men empowers young men to break through limiting stereotypes of masculinity and make positive life choices. Through reading the...