Provide the building blocks for positive growth and development for the future.
Improve nutritional & fitness awareness – recognize childhood obesity as a national epidemic
Improve student morale to promote increased attendance, attentiveness and confidence
Improve classroom behavior and preparation for school-related activities
Improve decision-making; build leadership and character development
Improve environmental awareness and knowledge about the benefits of recycling
CLS provides health and lifestyle skills programming for youth to community partners that would otherwise not be able afford such offerings. Programming is offered to youth at no charge through community-based organizations, schools, city agencies and our generous partners.
Programs are conducted on-site at partner locations by professional CLS field staff throughout the year. CLS conducts the majority of its programs during the critical hours of 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. when many youth from low-income households lack adequate adult supervision and are at risk to make decisions that can adversely impact their future.