Ready...Aim...PLAY!! The Orange Park Clubhouse SMART Girls sweat and had fun at a recent Dart OPs field trip. SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in grades 3 - 5 and 6 and up.
Through dynamic, participatory activities, field trips, and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
We held our annual Winter Fine Arts Night on December 15, featuring children's art displayed in a gallery-like setting, performances, and "artists at work" demonstrating various visual art media.
The Sunshine Gardens Clubhouse has 70 club members ages 6 to 10 years old with 5 very
dedicated teen volunteers who help create a family environment. During the holiday season, the Club hosted a multicultural potluck, and children made and decorated gingerbread houses to take home and share with their families during the winter break.
The tiny Paradise Valley Club held a Peace Dinner for children and families the week before Thanksgiving that was attended by nearly 100 people. Art from a recent "Family Art Contest", in which children and families worked together to create a piece of art, was displayed.