A child’s diet plays a vital role in their well-being, which can affect their academic performance as well as their joy of learning. At the Youth Life Center we have spent over a decade feeding the bellies and minds of children. Read on to learn more about the power of healthy eating habits for eager young learners.
Healthy Meals Promote Energy and Proper Focus
We all want what is best for our children, and help guide them down the path to success. With inadequate meals throughout the day, however, children can struggle to learn. 1 in 6 children throughout the United States is food insecure. Children experiencing hunger may struggle with behavior concerns both in and outside of the classroom, such as:
- Needing to repeat a grade in school
- Having developmental impairments related to language and motor skills
- Being more likely to exhibit social and behavioral problems
With frequent, healthy meal options, children have the proper nutrition to fuel their growing minds and their play. In addition, healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables help promote good oral health! Sugary snacks and drinks can wear down tooth enamel over time, leading to more frequent dental problems.
Fueling Young Minds at Youth Life Center
Providing a safe and healthy environment for children of the Metro Atlanta area has been our mission for over 10 years. We offer several programs at the Youth Life Center to ensure our kids always have happy memories and happy bellies!
If your child is too old for traditional daycare, but not quite ready to be left alone at home during out-of-school hours, the Youth Life Center may be the right option for you. Through creative expression, performing arts, academic support, and enrichment programs, we help school-age children and teens build character, confidence, and self-esteem.
Introducing the PrimeTime After-School Program
Academic Support: Our goal at the Youth Life Center is to “Work Hard and Play Harder.” In our focused learning zone, we offer homework assistance, computers, and a variety of resources to help students achieve academic success.
Enrichments & Specialty: We are proud to offer enrichment and specialty classes taught by industry professionals. Participants can select and participate in at least one elective or specialty class. These range from a wide variety of classes such as martial arts, dance, art, and theater.
Included in our PrimeTime After-School Program are transportation, delicious home-style cooked meals, and healthy snack options.
Happy Bellies Grab n’ Go
Parents, we are here to support you and your growing child! Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:30 pm–6 pm, we provide healthy meals to families in our community through our Happy Bellies program. Sign up today to become part of the program.
Enroll Your Child Today
Feed your child’s natural creativity and joy for learning at the Youth Life Center. Our after-school programs are innovative, interactive, and designed to help your child succeed in school, while also allowing them to creatively express themselves through music, dance, and much more. Contact us online or at (770) 272-5086 to learn more about our programs, or register your child today!