The participation of mentors, parents and caregivers is very important and encouraged in all activities.The inclusion of parents, particularly mothers, shows them how to give their daughters a head start on having successful sport experiences. It also could introduce parents, particularly mothers, to a skill they may have never learned and makes them more confident and excited about participating in and attending sport activities with their daughters; as well as helps to create sports, health and fitness centered bonding experiences. Further, hey are taught the connection between business and sports through sport marketing and management seminars and given hands on opportunities for internships.
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At America's Time Out for Youth, girls are inspired to feel good about themselves and their bodies, particularly during the adolescent development stages.Promoting high self-esteem is central in maintaining good health in girls and women. It is important that girls hear positive messages from lots of people. It is for that reason our regular programming includes special motivational seminars and workshops given by academic and athletic professionals as a method of continued encouragement.
Statistics show that girls who are presented the opportunity to participate regularly in sports are more health conscious and have physical, mental, social and emotional advantages over many of their non-participating peers. These opportunities promote self confidence, discipline, conflict resolution skills, teamwork, leadership skills, ability to make sound judgments and instill high self-esteem.
Further, studies have shown that participation in sports can reduce a woman's risk of getting breast cancer and osteoporosis. Girls will come to realize that taking care of their bodies, exercising and getting proper sleep, eating regular healthy and nutritious meals, limiting caffeine and sugar intake, avoiding harmful substances like drugs, alcohol and tobacco can actually help them manage stress. They will learn that a healthy body, mind and spirit are essential for a full balanced life. The program's health/nutritional component stresses the importance of good eating habits and imparts nutritional knowledge that improves overall health and fitness.
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