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Smart Moves: Indian Country Prevention and Service Pilot Program

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This document describes the Boys and Girls Club of America’s (B&GCA) SMART Moves program and discusses the implementation of this program in Native American Boys and Girls Clubs.
SMART Moves is a comprehensive prevention program developed by the B&GCA that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity. Working together, the B&GCA and the Corporation for National and Community Service have designed a three-part strategy to establish new Boys and Girls Clubs on Native land and to deliver effective prevention programming to Native American youth through the SMART Moves program. To preserve the integrity of the SMART Moves model and discover how to best adapt the program for use by Native clubs, 10 pilot sites were chosen to become part of the Boys and Girls Club Indian Country Prevention and Service Pilot Program and to receive financial support and technical assistance for the implementation and adaptation of SMART Moves. This document describes each pilot program site to obtain a clearer picture of how SMART Moves operates at these sites. The 10 sites selected were: 1) the Salt River/Pima and Maricopa Tribe, Scottsdale, AZ; 2) the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho; 3) the Bay Mills Indian Community in Grand Traverse, MI; 4) the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana; 5) the Navajo Nation in New Mexico; 6) the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York; 7) the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina; 8) the Cherokee Tribe in Oklahoma; 9) the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota; and 10) the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. The evaluation of these 10 sites has shown that SMART Moves can work effectively with parents and other agencies and organizations to positively influence and change future generations. Resources