Summer Hours // Monday - Friday: 1 - 6 PM
School Days // Monday - Thursday: 2 - 6 PM // Friday: 2 - 7 PM
School Out Days // Monday - Friday: 1 - 6 PM (Ages 9 - 18)
School Age Care (K - 12) // Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 6 PM
1992 Arkansas Blvd.
Little Rock AFB, 72099
Build confidence, skills, and friendships.
Youth Programs caters to kids ages 9 - 18, helping to foster leadership and life skills.
Become a Youth Programs Member!
$50 for annual membership (or $2/day)
Non-DoD is $100 for annual membership.
Check out some upcoming events happening with Youth Programs.
Recharging Our YOuth: Parent Event
Join the Youth Center for an event that aims to recharge resiliency in your children and optimize their well-being!
Mental Health and Public Affairs will provide information on resiliency, social media safety and cyber bullying awareness and prevention.
Click here to register!
WHAT WE OFFER
From after school clubs to open rec time, we’re here to help (and have fun!)
+ School Age Care
Nationally Accredited Programs for School-Age Children
Our School Age Care is for children in kindergarten through 6th grade (age 12). The program consists of before-school care, after-school care, and a full-time vacation program. We also offer care on days when school is in operation for half-days or during school record days. It is designed to provide many opportunities for children to broaden their horizons, engage in sports and recreational activities, and develop interests and skills that will continue into adulthood. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Our staff has an extensive training process that gives them the knowledge and skills to offer the highest quality of programming. We also encourage and support your child's development, allow them to explore and build on their interests, promote freedom of choice, and help your child grow into competent, independent, and productive citizens.
Call (501) 987-6355 for additional information, including registration deadlines, fees and programs.
To contact the School Liaison Officer, please call (501) 987-1941.
+ Youth Programs
The Youth Programs offer a wide variety of social activities:
- Computer lab
- Video game consoles with a wide variety of video games
- Entertainment center
- Table top games like Foosball, pool tables, and air hockey
Being social is important for young kids -- Youth Programs offers a variety of social clubs that meet regularly! Check the calendar for current programs.
Torch Club -- 1st + 3rd Tuesday // 4:30 - 5:30 PM // Ages 9 - 12 Join Torch Club, a Boys & Girls Club program that brings young people together to participate in activities geared towards recreation and community service! FREE with Youth Programs Membership.
Passport to Manhood -- Every Thursday (February 8 - March 15) // 4:30 - 5:30 PM // Ages 9 - 18 This is a new program geared towards young men to promote positive values and responsible behavior. You must be a YP member or pay guest fee to participate.
Keystone Club -- 1st + 3rd Wednesday // 4:30 - 5:30 PM // Ages 13 - 18 This club is designed for teens to develop character and leadership skills through community involvement, electing club officials, attending regional and national conferences, holding fund-raisers, and planning and implementing events for the local community.
Smart Girls -- Every Thursday (March 29 - May 31) // 4:30 - 5:30 PM // Ages 8 - 18 Smart Girls is all about promoting strong young women. Learn about healthy attitudes, lifestyles, self care and more!
4-H Clubs // 4-H Clubs meet on a regular basis. During meetings youth have fun as they learn new skills, participate in group projects and develop leadership skills as they work together with others. For more information, visit 4-H Clubs.
Congressional Award Program The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all young people ages 14 to 23. You can register for the program once you reach 13½ years of age. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy, or something you’d like to try for the first time. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Metals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical, and Expedition/Exploration. For more information visit, the Congressional Award website or call Youth Programs at 501-987-6355.
Boys and Girls Club Programs (BGCA)The program provides high-quality programs and curriculums that traditional Boys & Girls Clubs provide. For more information, visit BGCA online.
MilitaryChildCare.com (MCC) is a Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care. This site will allow families to search for and request care from a wide range of military operated and military subsidized child care options across all Services to include Child Development Centers, School Age Programs, and Family Child Care Homes. Create your account and get started -- Visit MilitaryChildCare.com
+ Open Rec
(Ages 9 - 18 yrs) offers Boys & Girls Clubs of America activities and School Age Care (ages K - 12 yrs) national accredited program offers weekly child care before/after school and summer camp. Contact Youth Programs for more information.
Non-DoD civilians are now authorized to use Youth Programs, Open Rec, and School Age Care. View waiver.
+ Youth Sponsorship
Sometimes, being a military kid can be tough -- especially when it comes to making friends! Youth Sponsorship is a great way to meet new kids and help them learn about the base! Click here for more information on Youth Sponsorship!
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