Lifestyle Diseases are defined as diseases linked with the way people live their life and are commonly caused by lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. Research suggest that 1 in 3 children are at risk for a variety of health problems & diseases, including heart disease, ADHD, arthritis, developmental/learning disorders, respiratory, gallbladder disease, asthma, stroke, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children. More than 15,000 children were diagnosed in 2014 and heart disease is the 5th leading cause of death in 1 to 5 years old.
If the trend continues, this generation currently in high school and elementary school, will be the first in our history to live shorter lives than their parents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Chronic diseases and conditions – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis – are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems.” Approximately 27% of U.S. children live with chronic health conditions that can affect their daily lives and normal activities. We must change the game in this trend as it crosses all economic backgrounds.
One--sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat and lack access to the food they need to be healthy. 16 million children in America aren't getting the food they need and 1 in 5 are at risk for hunger and does not know when or where their next meal will come from especially during summer break.
One of the main reasons children are susceptible to these diseases is because nutrition programs that serve children living in poverty and families struggling to make ends meet are frequently inaccessible.
Research supports that youth participating in quality after-school educational programs locally and easily accessible in their community, not only helps them to learn and grow but serves as a prevention measure that keeps them safe and provides alternatives to gangs and violence. BTM has provided and array of community activities and hands on learning projects to 550 + youth.
Learning LABS designed to not only provide students with fun activities but to empower students in need of a little extra help to reach their fullest potential in school and life. We work with students to improve their academic skills, increase their confidence and attitude to improve their social, emotional and behavioral skills. All programs are rooted in the belief that it takes a village to raise a child.
Boss UP University is committed to empowering youth to make healthy life choices. The program provides real world exposure and experiences that prepares students with personal and professional life skills that last a life time and student learn to listen, think, learn, apply and lead in business, community and health to become leaders in today's workforce.
Is where help is underway for individuals, youth and families. The goal is to be a resorvior of wisdom, knowledge, hope, social support & resources that strengthen families and community across the lifespan.
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Where music, media and technology meet to build skills and competence in video production and music performances.
We offer early childhood educational services to children between the ages of 3-5 years of age in caring and stimulating environments that are conducive to growth and development. The core of our curriculum is purposeful and meaningful play that incorporates different learning styles allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his / her learning through hands on activities, sharing of ideas and information that stimulates the passion to learn.
Kidz & Copz working together to build relationships K _ 12 grades. At the end of the school year when the school bell rings, thousands of children and teens are discharged onto the streets for the summer with neither constructive activities nor adult supervision. Most of today's children and youth spend more time wandering the streets than in formal summer programs. BTM utilizes the community resources and partnerships to promote students success and are well positioned to address the issues our students are facing.
Parenting Education and Support Group:
This is a voyage, an expedition into the world of parenting.We encourage parents of all ages to attend workshops that cover such topics as healthy lifestyles, communication skills, child development, discipline, stress management, literacy, promoting self-esteem, problem solving and behavior management.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Media come together in learning labs and outdoor classroom projects
Youth learn to think and act as artists, makers, chefs and designers, working creatively and intelligently.
Serving up a buffet of healthy meals, fitness and learning activities in positive learning spaces where children can play, eat healthy meals and engage in interactive learning activities with one another in a safe environment. Participants eat a well balanced meal once or twice a day. Children learn about health and takes the healthy life pledge. Our goals are to impact food insecurity, address food equity & eliminate lifestyle diseases that are starting to affect children.