The Youth Program offers youth opportunities in life skills, citizenship/leadership, leisure, recreation, arts, mentoring, intervention and support services. Through formal partnerships agreements with nationally-recognized youth-serving organizations, such as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, youth have access to programs, standard curricula, special events, camps, scholarships, etc., no matter where they live. Supervision and programming is provided by trained staff and operations are subjected to DoD Certification.
The Youth Center is open after school and during school closures and summer. Specialty camps and trips are held throughout the year.
CYS registration is required for the Youth Center. Contact Parent Central Services, to register your youth today.
- Youth Technology Labs (YTLs)
Hours of Operation
Monday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday Closed Sunday Closed US Holidays Closed
(Ages 6-18 years) Provides a safe, secure and age appropriate place where children and youth can engage in technology-based activities and programs; both key to linking youth with their deployed parents and serving as a vital component of CYS Home Work Centers and Mobile Tech Labs that support geographically dispersed children and youth through Operation Military Kids.
- HIRED! Workforce Preparation Program
HIRED! helps teens 15-18 years of age prepare for entering the workforce and explore career opportunities. Youth experience working and participating in workforce-preparation and post-secondary education exploration classes. Registration for HIRED! is through the Youth Program.
* Available at select communities.
- EDGE Program
Out-of-School Time Learning Opportunities - EDGE!*
Program Description Art EDGE! Promotes learning by-doing and focuses on the development of lifetime skills through exposure to the arts. Art EDGE! activities increase creative development while building self-esteem Fit EDGE! Educates and encourage children and youth to incorporate a healthier lifestyle through physical activity and nutritional awareness programs Life EDGE! Imparts upon children and youth skills needed for life-long growth as well as the exploration of future career fields Adventure EDGE! Encourages children and youth to embrace the outdoors and nature while being exposed to activities that stimulate relaxation
Use WebTrac to search for, enroll, and pay for programs, or visit Parent Central Services. All participants must be registered with Parent Central Services.
*Available at select communities.
- Youth Sponsorship
Sponsors for your middle school or high school teens are available either through the youth program or school.
Army Youth Sponsorship Program
The Youth Sponsorship Club can help your teen learn about their new community and make new friends. Getting involved quickly helps children and teens fit in and feel less stress associated with their PCS move. All it takes to join the club is a visit to the school age or youth center or contact the School Liaison Officer.
Youth Sponsorship Registration
Contact your School Liaison Officer (SLO) to request a sponsor. You can download and use the Youth Sponsorship Request form below to help your SLO pair your child with a compatible sponsor.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||2 p.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Tuesday||2 p.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday||2 p.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Thursday||2 p.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Friday||2 p.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Saturday||2 p.m. - 10 p.m.|
(Ages 11-18 years) The Youth Programs offers comprehensive, supervised program options and affordable, quality, predictable services that are easily accessible for eligible youth in grades 7 through 12 (may include 6th grade depending on local school configuration).