At our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs, our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are able to utilize a variety of tested and proven Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. Programs educate young people in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
In conjunction with our Healthy Habits program, our Marsh Road Club members have organized a Garden Club to learn about growing food and making healthy food choices. The Club has planted a garden to grow fruits and vegetables. Each day, members care for their plants, water them and pick weeds. During the month of May, they conducted their first harvest - Georgia collard greens, lettuce and cabbage! After cleaning the beds, they planted some new seeds and plants: pumpkins, carrots, strawberries, cantaloupe and watermelon.
Recently, one of our Garden Club program volunteers, Stennet Smith, showed our members step-by-step how to make their own carrot juice. They learned about healthy – and delicious – snacks families can make at home.