Make Kids Healthy
Five healthy meals
Alternatives for Girls
The AFG Prevention Program works with girls and young women (ages 5-18) who are at risk of dropping out of school, abusing drugs or alcohol, engaging in gang activities or becoming involved in abusive relationships. Many of the girls and young women are dealing with obesity due to an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. We’re addressing this issue by making it a priority to provide a nutritious meal and include physical activities in our daily after-school programs.
This gift provides five healthy meals for participants in our after-school programming. An essential component of our programming is to provide a full meal since many of the Prevention participants might not receive an adequate meal at home. In the high school program, the teens cook the meals themselves, so they learn how to cook nutritious meals. Your gift will allow us to buy healthy ingredients to cook nutritious meals for all our young participants. A fulfilling, healthy meal energizes our participants and increases their attentiveness, which makes us more effective in developing their academic skills and interpersonal skills. Please help us continue to promote a healthy lifestyle to the at-risk girls and young women we work with.