Healthy Lifestyles

St. Francis Borgia High SchoolHealthy Lifestyles is a program that was developed in 1998 for 8th Grade students at area elementary schools. Programming is provided by 50 of our junior and senior student leaders. These leaders spend two days with the 8th graders completing activities such as:

  • Small group and large group leadership and teamwork games
  • Listening to testimonials (from juniors and seniors) about how to lead a healthy lifestyle in high school
  • Viewing short plays
  • Participating in “open mic” opportunties
  • Enjoying a concert provided by a local band

The Healthy Lifestyles Pledge is signed by all members of the high school team. It says:

As a student at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School I understand that I am expected, to the best of my ability, to be physically, socially, and emotionally healthy. I also understand that it is the mutual responsibility of the school, my family, and my community to assist me in cultivating a healthy lifestyle. While I am a high school student at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, I pledge to lead a healthy lifestyle by word and example according to the standards of the Healthy Lifestyles Program. These standards include: continual development of personal physical fitness and beneficial dietary habits, abstinence from alcohol and tobacco products, responsible usage of prescription drugs, complete refusal of all abusive drugs, and the constant preservation of chastity. By signing this pledge I commit to remain healthy and avoid situations that may put my lifestyle in jeopardy. I must be cognizant of the fact that the healthy choices I make today will positively impact me and others tomorrow. If I fail, I recognize this as a negative reflection of my own integrity and the overall integrity of this Healthy Lifestyles Program; therefore, I will forfeit my position.