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   America's Time Out for Youth   


Games Women PlaySMSports Leadership Camp                                                                                                                                                       


At America's Time Out for Youth, we inspire girls to feel good about themselves and their bodies, particularly during the adolescent development stages. Statistics show that girls who are presented the opportunity to participate regularly in sports have healthy self-esteem, are more health conscious and have physical, mental, social and emotional advantages over many of their non-participating peers.  Moreover,  promoting high self-esteem is central in maintaining good health in girls and young women.   It is for that reason we include sport camps, and special motivational seminars and workshops given by academic and athletic professionals as a method of continued encouragement.


The opportunities we provide through sport programming promote self confidence, discipline, conflict resolution, leadership skills, teamwork and the ability to make sound judgments. Girls come to realize that taking care of their bodies means exercising and getting proper sleep, eating regular healthy, nutritious meals and limiting caffeine and sugar.  Our program's health/nutritional component stresses the importance of good eating habits and imparts nutritional knowledge that improves overall health and fitness. This means that avoiding harmful substances like drugs, alcohol and tobacco can actually help them manage stress, and is essential to their well-being.  Further, they are taught the connection between business and sports through sport marketing and management seminars and given hands on opportunities for internships. 

 

The participation of mentors, parents and caregivers is very important and encouraged. 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. 

Sports . Fitness . Wellness