Youth Programs

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Youth Sponsorship Program

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

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Major League Baseball, Pitch, Hit & Run

Pitch, Hit & Run RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER!
Saturday, April 26, 10 am, Field 7
Pitch Hit & Run is a national skills program that provides boys & girls, ages 7 – 14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting, and running abilities. It is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball competition. Registration will be held at the field the morning of the event. Parent signature is required for all participants.
Cost: Free.
No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.

Spring Carnival

Spring Carnival Saturday, April 19, 11 am to 1 pm
Don’t miss the Spring Carnival! There’ll be great carnival games, cotton candy, face painting and more. Everyone who purchases a wristband will receive a goody bag and a chance to win a prize. Wristbands go on sale April 1. “Hop” to see you there!
Cost: $5 per wristband

Sponsored by:
USAA US Bank

Balfour Beatty Communities

No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.

Operation Megaphone Teen Lock-in

Operation Megaphone Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, 9 pm to 7 am
Join us for Operation Megaphone Teen Lock-in! Play games, watch movies, hang out with friends and compete against other bases in contests throughout the night! Bring in photos to share with for our “Memories from Around the World” collage. Cost: $15 for YP Members; $20 for Nonmembers (must be eligible to use base facilities), includes food and prizes. Parents must sign permission form. Must have 20 teens minimum; 45 max.
Register by April 14! Bring in clothing to donate to “Aid to the Philippines”.
Cost: $15 for YP members; $20 for non-members (includes food and prizes)

“ART IS MAGICALART SHOW -
Accepting entries now

ART IS MAGICAL Wednesday, April 30, 4-5:30 pm
• Bring the family and enjoy the magical artwork of our military kids
• Art will be displayed in the Youth Center gym
• Enjoy refreshments and a great magic show!

Special Guest appearance: Adam Rideaux, magician - specializing in performance magic

Sponsored by:
C.M. Russell Museum No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.

Tween Late Night

Tween Late Night April 4: This will be an ‘80s night theme – come dressed with your shoulder pads, stretch pants, big hair, multiple layered tops and leg warmers!
Cost: Free for YP members; $5 for non-members.

YP Cooking Club

Cooking Boy Wednesday, April 2, 4 pm
Join us for a fun cooking project! This month is “National PBJ Day.” Open to all interested youth (ages 6-18); those under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult or sibling 16 years or older.
Cost: Free for YP members; $5 for non-members.

The Arts

Photo Girl Tuesdays, at 4 pm
Join us every Tuesday to do a fun art activity.

Purple Up Day

April: Do a comedy act for April Fool’s Day, write a poem about being “A Military Child,” participate in Purple Up Day (April 15) by wearing purple in support of Month of the Military Child, make a Purple Cow Milkshake, get involved in Earth Day - help clean up around the YP, and work on YP Photography.
Cost: Free for YP members; $5 for non-members.

Purple Up Day sponsored by:
Lacy & Ebeling Engineering, Inc. Little Athens Geranios Enterprises Identity Screen Printing & Embroidery


Balfour Beatty Communities

No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.

4-H Rocket Riders Meeting

Saturday, April 12, 11 am
Rocket Riders 4-H is a way for kids to explore interests, friendships, commitments and life skills. It’s lots of fun, but 4-H is serious about empowering kids to become connected, caring and competent young people. In 4-H, kids explore interests.
Projects include traditional topics, like agriculture, family, consumer sciences, and new topics like robotics and filmmaking. Youth can connect with family, community and peers through 4-H clubs, camps, community service and even in-school and after-school programs. Find out what 4-H has to offer. The meeting is open to all interested youth - ages 6 to 18.

Teen Events

Teen Late Night at the Base Auditorium

Friday, April 11, 8 to 11 pm
Calling all teens (13-18 yrs of age)! Bring a friend and have good time at the movie theater. There will be a PG-13 movie, games and snacks to purchase in the lobby. This is a special teen night, so come and hang out! The Youth Center will be closed at 7 pm to set up the auditorium.
Cost: Free for YP members and $5 for non-members

Space Camp, Teen Aviation and Teen Leadership camps!

Space Camp Go to afyouthprograms.com and fill out your application! Call the Youth Center at 731-4634 to schedule your interview. For ages 12-18.




Teen Late Night

Friday, March 28, 8 to 11 pm
Calling all teens (13-18 yrs of age)! Bring a friend and participate in our Teen Cooking on Feb. 28 & March 28.
Cost: Free for YP members and $5 for non-members.

Leadership Programs

If you are interested in being involved in the Torch or Keystone Club and would like more information call the Youth Center and talk to Stevie.

Torch Club Torch Club | Thursdays, 5 pm
Torch Club is for youth ages 9-12 years of age.

Keystone Club Teen Council/Keystone Club | Fridays, 7 pm
Keystone is a leadership and service club for youth, ages 13-18.

Join the Congressional Awards Program

Congressional Awards 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.

Y.E.S.

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!

Y.E.S allows high school student to “bank” $4 in grant funding for every hour volunteered in an on-base function. Students may accumulate as much as 250 hours over all four years of high school combined, for the potential maximum of $1000 toward their future vocational-technical or academic endeavors. In addition, $2 for every volunteer hour is used in support of base youth program enhancements.

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.

Youth at Work

Youth ages 11-18 interested in earning extra money - sign up for Youth at Work. When people call looking for baby-sitters, pet sitters or someone to take care of your yard, we’ll refer you. Those interested in baby-sitting must be at least 12 years old, have completed the Red Cross or equivalent baby-sitting course and present a certificate when registering. Applicants must be a YP member and accompanied by a parent to register.