ONLINE GAME ON!
EAT SMART, PLAY SMART, LIVE SMART
Game On! is a fun, recreation program designed for boys who want to participate in fun-filled physical activities, games, art projects and interesting discussions. This is an excellent chance for boys to hang out with friends, meet new ones, and learn about healthy living in a fun, interactive and supportive environment. They will also spend time with great leaders and mentors who are dedicated to making the program amazing!
The main goal of the Game On! program is to develop an appreciation of the benefits of an active, healthy, lifestyle.
In addition, the program strives to achieve the following key objectives:
- To support boys and young men in choosing to maintain a healthy active lifestyle;
- To provide boys and young men with the tools and information they need to choose to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle;
- To enhance competence, confidence and self-esteem of boys and young men regarding healthy active living; and
- To build the leadership and life skills of all program participants.
How can it be done online?Fortunately, we live in a time where almost anything is possible using modern technology! Instead of meeting the mentors in person, they will use online text chat/video chat to stay connected as a group during the week using the Microsoft Teams conferencing application.
The students accepted into the Online Game On will be added to a ‘Game On Group’ on Microsoft Teams! Within this group there will be weekly scheduled Microsoft Teams video calls that the mentors will facilitate, and the boys can participate in by chatting, using the device’s microphone or video if they feel comfortable. The boys will be able to chat to their mentors and other students throughout the week. The mentors will provide conversation starters, challenges, and check-ins to keep this conversation going and positive! To provide the best environment for everyone to video chat/text chat with equally, our group sizes will only include 6-8 participants per online group.