Youth Hero
OFFICE HOURS

School Days

Monday – Friday:
2 PM – 6 PM

Saturday & Sunday:
Closed

Non-School Days

Monday – Friday:
2 PM – 6 PM

Saturday & Sunday:
Closed

Summer Hours

Monday – Friday:
1 PM – 6 PM

Saturday & Sunday:
Closed

All Federal Holidays and AMC Family Days

Closed

 

ADDRESS
Bldg. 1992

1992 Arkansas Blvd
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099

PHONE

501-987-6355

Youth Programs

BECOME A YOUTH PROGRAMS MEMBER!

Youth Programs caters to kids ages 9 – 18, helping to foster leadership and life skills.

Eligibility/Membership: This program is open to all dependents of active duty, retired military, DoD/NAF/Federal civilian employees, DoD contract employees and authorized houseguests of eligible patrons. Youth Programs caters to kids ages 9 – 18, helping to foster leadership and life skills.

DOD/Federal ID Card Holder

$100 • Annual Membership

NON-DOD

$125 • Annual Membership

WHAT WE OFFER

Youth Programs Open Recreations

(Ages 9 – 18 years)

 

Our Open Rec program offers a wide variety of social and youth development activities to choose from in a space that is safe and family friendly. We use programs and curriculum from some of the nation’s best youth serving organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4H.

  • The latest Video gaming systems and games with giant HD screens!
  • State of the art computers and space to read or work on homework
  • Arts/crafts materials, creative thinking, STEAM related and mindful activities  
  • Table top and educational games, foosball table, pool table, and Legos
  • Spacious gymnasium complete with recreational, fitness and sports equipment

Programming for Positive Youth Development

Empowering youth to find their voice and their passion to make a difference in their community and the world through opportunities for planning, decision-making, advocacy while becoming responsible, caring citizens and acquiring skills to participate in the democratic process.

The Arts

Fostering creativity and providing outlets for self-expression. From daily programs to instructional classes and summer camps, youth are encouraged to explore the arts. National Competitions in Fine Arts and Photography showcase the talent of our youth.

Sports and Recreation

Programs to develop physical fitness, reduce stress, and promote the positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment, and interpersonal skills.

Health and Wellness

Building young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture well-being, inspire the pursuit of personal goals, and grow into self-sufficient adults.

Education and Career Development

Activities designed to inspire a love of learning, support academic skills, and ensure that all youth graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary path and skills for a 21st-century career.

Open Rec
Clubs Programs

Clubs & Programs

Being social is important for young kids — Youth Programs offers a variety of social clubs and programs that meet regularly! Check the calendar for current programs.

Torch Club 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 ManhoodAges 9 – 18 This is a new Boys & Girls Club 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 — Ages 13 – 18 This club is a Boys & Girls Club program 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 — Ages 8 – 18 Smart Girls a Boys & Girls Club program that is all about promoting strong young women. Learn about healthy attitudes, lifestyles, self-care and more! 

Military Youth of the Year

A premier scholarship and recognition program for teens ages 14-18 offered in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The program honors and celebrates our most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys, showcasing outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.

Air Force Teen Council (AFTC)s

An initiative to provide a voice for Air Force teens and a connection to installation leaders to provide a platform for the needs and passions of teens. Connections with other installations create a network of teens working to resolve issues and voice concerns to the highest levels of leadership on behalf of teens across the Air Force.

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.

Non-DoD civilians are now authorized to use Youth Programs, Open Rec, and School Age Care on a space available basis.  View waiver.

& More!

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.

Youth Sponsorship

Sometimes, being a military or civilian youth can be tough — especially when it comes to making friends! Youth Sponsorship is a great way to meet new people and help them learn about the base! Click here for more information on Youth Sponsorship!

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