The mission of B.L.A.S.T. is to educate and prepare boys for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living
The B.L.A.S.T. curriculum empowers girls with a greater sense of self-awareness, a sense of achievement and a foundation in team building as well as a commitment to enhancing their communities, all of which helps them become, strong contented and self-confident men.
Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants in B.L.A.S.T. learn how to celebrate their unique and real selves
Each session is led by trained male coaches that guide and mentor boys through the fun and uplifting curriculum. The program concludes with all participants walking or running in a 5k (3.1 mile) event. The program focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional, social, mental and physical health.
Lessons include topics to enable boys to grow strong during adolescence. Topics include dealing with body image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community.
B.L.A.S.T. is NOT a program that train boys to compete at an elite running level, although an outcome of the program will be a healthier and fit boy. B.L.A.S.T. mentors do NOT need to be elite runners. Any woman, who lives a healthy lifestyle and is committed to improving the lives of boys, can serve as a B.L.A.S.T. coach.