Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.
SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) is an evidenced-based program striving to improve the health of children and adolescents through the dissemination of physical education after-school programs serving K through 12th grade students.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County equips each Club site with individual Gamesrooms for Club members to utilize on a daily and drop-in basis. Gamesroom Areas are designed to provide social activities for youth. Utilizing a variety of board and table games, the Gamesroom Area provides youth with the opportunity to interact socially while learning to play and compete in a variety of games. The ultimate goal of each individual Gamesroom is to offer activities for young people that will provide them with an outlet to exercise their socialization skills, develop a feeling of self-respect, and assist in the development of self-discipline and sportsmanship.