Youth Programs

Healthy Lifestyles

Program Goals

The BRHWC Healthy Lifestyles Program’s main goal is to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes in youth ages 3-18 years old within the Bad River community through physical fitness activities and nutrition education. 


The program provides youth and their family members with the opportunity to participate in open gym and organized physical fitness activities which take place 5 nights per week during the school calendar year. 

Other planned activities are planned during the summer months. Seasonal activity  planned for youth such as; wrestling, volleyball, soccer, basketball, dodge ball, baseball, kickball, sharks & minnows, soccer, and other indoor and outdoor physical fitness/conditioning activities. 

The Healthy Lifestyles program also provides seasonal Cultural activities, such as hiking to the Bad River Falls, Wild Rice camp, Maple syrup camp, Dip netting, Spearing, fishing and ice fishing trips.

Birch Hill Community House

For contact information, please see the Youth department contact list below.

Additional Youth Programs:

Summer Feeding Program

Bad River Department of Social & Family Services

The Bad River Summer Feeding Program is funded by USDA, and provides nutritious meals to children during the summer when free and reduced-price schools meals are unavailable. Free meals will be made available to eligible children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 years of who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well. 

For more information please see the Youth department contact list below.

“In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age religion, political beliefs, or disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington D.C. 20250-941 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice), (800) 877-8339 (TTY) or (866) 377-8642 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Department Directory

ProgramTitleContactEmailDesk Extension
YouthDirectorLynn BigboyL.bigboy@badriver-nsn.gov1439
YouthJuvenile Justice CoordinatorHaley NyeJJC@badriver-nsn.gov1486