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It’s tough to be the new kid in town, new school, new friends, and new neighborhood. Help get kids connected by being active in this program.

Military Youth on the Move

Great news for Military youth and families! DoD has launched a new website, Military Youth on the Move. This site is an easy to use resource that reaches out to youth with creative ways to cope with issues that arise in the face of a move, such as transitioning to a new school, saying goodbye to friends, and getting involved in a new community. To access this great new resource, visit MYOM


Start Smart Soccer

Soccer Registration: Aug. 1-28
Here’s a great opportunity for 3-5 year olds to learn the beginning basics of soccer. Parent participation is mandatory to make this program a success! A current sports physical is required at time of registration. Physical forms are available at the Youth Center.
Cost: $40

Indoor Soccer

Soccer Registration: Aug. 1-28
This is a co-recreational league designed to teach the basic fundamentals and skills of soccer. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, participation and safe and fair play. Open to eligible youth (ages 5-9) that will be divided into two age groups: Ages 5-6 and ages 7- 9. A current sports physical is required at time of registration. Physical forms are available at the Youth Center.
Cost: $40 YP members; $50 non-members

Soccer Coaches are needed – call 731-2422 if interested.

Missoula Children’s Theatre

Pinnochio Monday-Friday, Aug. 18-22
Open auditions: Aug. 18 at 1 pm
Performance: Aug. 22 at 5 pm
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) fosters the development of life skills through performing arts. The full scale production of “PINOCCHIO” is truly an amazing process. On Monday the youth are cast as characters in a play and by Friday they have gained character – the one that really counts. Open to all youth in grades 1-12. Auditions, rehearsals and the performance will be held at the auditorium. Rehearsal times will vary according to the part you receive. Sign up at the Youth Center by Aug. 15 or be at auditions on Aug. 22!
Cost: Free

The Arts

boys and art Tuesdays, at 2 pm
Join us every Tuesday to do a fun art activity. This month design your own leaf tee-shirt (limited supply of tee-shirts, duct tape IPad case and work on your 4-H Photography (work on your ImageMakers photography projects for next year).
Cost: Free for YP members; $5 for non-members

Home Alone Training

Home Alone Training Wednesday, July 23
4 pm
Staying home alone can be a big responsibility! Youth, ages 10 & 11, are encouraged to attend this informative and fun class which will help them learn what to do in case of an emergency, make a simple and fun snack, and a whole lot more.
Cost: Free YP members; $5 non-members


MANY GLACIER DAY HIKE Thursday, July 24, depart YP at 7:30 am and return by 7:30 pm
Many Glacier is considered by many to be the heart of Glacier National Park. The massive mountains, active glaciers, sparkling lakes, and abundant wildlife make this a favorite. It is also home to the historic Many Glacier Lodge, built in 1915 by the Great Northern Railroad. Participants will hike to Redrock Lake (3.6 miles/round trip) and visit the Many Glacier Lodge.
Cost: $25 YP member family; $10 YP teen member. Register by July 18.

Babysitting Class

Babysitting Class Wednesday, July 30, 10 am to 3 pm
The babysitting class is open to ages 11 & up. The course covers babysitting basics, business practices, ages and stages of youth, behavior and guidance techniques, safety, emergencies, SIDS and CPR for Family & Friends through the American Heart Association. A test is given at the end of the course and those who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate that is good for one year.
Cost: $10 - YP members; $20 - non-members.

YP Cooking Club

YP Cooking Club Wednesday, Aug. 6
2 pm
Join us for fun cooking projects this summer!
• August 6 - You Be The Judge - learn how freezing food keeps it fresh.
Open to all interested youth (ages 6-18); all those under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult or sibling 16 or older.
Cost: Free - YP members; $5 - non-members.

Teen Horseback Trip

Teen Horseback Trip Tuesday, August 26
10 am to 4 pm
Experience the Big Sky Country from the back of a horse - spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Whether you are a beginner or have ridden before there is a horse for you.
Cost: $65 - YP teen member. Register by August 19. (Space is limited – register early)

Archery Camp

Archery Camp Tuesday-Thursday, August 12-14
Times: 9 to 11 am (ages 6-8); 1 to 3 pm (ages 9-18)
Join us for a fun experience by learning the basic fundamentals of archery. Class includes range safety, equipment choices, history of archery and more. Open to youth ages 6-18. Equipment is provided.
Cost: $10 - YP members; $20 - non-members.

4-H Rocket Riders Meeting

Wednesdays, July 23 & August 27 at 4 pm
Rocket Riders 4-H is an exciting way for youth to explore interests, friendships, commitments and life skills. Projects include photography, robotics, rocketry, cooking, woodworking and so much more. Come join the fun and find out what 4-H has to offer. The meeting is open to all interested youth, ages 6-18.

YP Gardening Club

YP Gardening Club Every day at 1 pm
Youth and teens with a green thumb (or not) join the YP Gardening Club and plant, water and weed our very own “Salsa Garden”. We will be planting tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro to make our own homemade salsa at the end of the summer! Open to all interested youth (ages 6-18), all those under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult or sibling 16 or older.
Cost: Free - YP members.

Teen Events


Do you want to earn money for college, learn a valuable job skill and have a great time doing it? Then you need to sign up for the Y.E.S. Program. If you are entering high school and are an active duty dependent stop by the Youth Center and see what the Y.E.S. Program is all about. Learn what great jobs are out there for you to sign up for!

Computer Center

Malmstrom Youth Programs encourages and strongly promotes the use of electronic information technologies for our members. The computer center has the latest in computer technology including digital arts program, digital printers, and headsets. Members must have parental permission in order to use the computer center and take part in programs offered. Parents must accompany the member to complete and sign the permission form.

Join the Congressional Awards Program

Congressional Awards Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 pm
Those who are 13½ up to 23 years of age (and parents!) are invited to learn about the Congressional Awards Program. The program consists of setting goals in the areas of voluntary public service, outdoor exploration, personal development and physical fitness. Bronze, silver and gold medals are earned by each participant and are awarded by a member of Congress. For more information regarding the program, please contact the Youth Center at 731-4634.