- Youth Sponsorship
The Youth Center provides activities for youth typically in grades 6-12*. Through formal partnerships with nationally-recognized youth-serving organizations such as 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) youth have access to programs, standardized curricula, special events, camps, scholarships, and more. Computer labs and homework assistance are available at every Youth Center.
There are two components to the Youth Program:
- The Middle School Program is generally for youth in grades 6-8*
- The Teen Program is generally for youth in grades 9-12
The Youth Program is open after school, school closures and summer. Specialty camps and trips are held throughout the year.
Visit the Youth Center, Parent Central Services or download the Youth Self-Registration Form.
* Based on school configuration
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.
The Student2Student program connects current middle school and high school students with transitioning students.
Youth Sponsorship Registration
Please send an email to the School Liaison Officer (SLO) to request a sponsor. Also, you can download the Youth Sponsor Request Form, complete and include any additional information that might be helpful to the sponsorship staff in the assignment process as they attempt to pair you with a sponsor whom you will be most compatible with.
- Youth Centers
- Parent and Outreach Services
Parent & Outreach Services is the “gateway” to connecting Families to CYS Services programs. Its mission is to support Readiness and Well-Being of Families by Reducing the Conflict between Military Mission Workforce Requirements and Parental Responsibilities.
Baseline programs include: Parent Central Services, Kids at Home, Parents on Site, Kids on Site! (KOS), School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIESUnlimited), CYSitters, Parent Liaison Services, and Community Liaison Services.
- Eligibility Criteria for CYS Services Programs
Eligibility is contingent on the status of the sponsor and is verified at registration.
Eligible patrons include:
- Active duty military personnel.
- DoD civilian employees paid from either appropriated funds (APF) or non-appropriated funds (NAF).
- Reserve Component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty training status.
- Combat related wounded warriors.
- Surviving spouses of Military members who died from a combat related incident.
- Those acting in loco parentis for the dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron.
- Eligible employees of DoD contractors
- Others authorized on a space available basis
- Registering your child in CYS Services
Visit WebTrac to access required forms.
- 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
Contact the Youth Center for information on current EDGE activities.
All participants must be registered with CYS.
- Online Registration & Payment
Start new registrations, make payments on your monthly childcare fees, reprint receipts and tax statements, or sign up for advertised SKIES Unlimited classes, Youth Sports or Special Activities. Log onto the Webtrac Payment System.
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled people.
Through CACFP, more than 4.2 million children and 130,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive.
- CACFP non-pricing letter (PDF).
- Menus coming soon.
- CYS Directory
Facility Name Address DSN Phone Commercial Phone Parent Central Services 9800 Belvoir Road
(312)655-5555 +1 (703)805-5555 School Age Services 9800 Belvoir Road
(312)655-5555 +1 (703)805-5555 Youth Services 5850 Langfitt Loop
(312)655-4515 +1 (703)805-4515 Youth Sports & Fitness 9500 Barlow Road
(312)655-9138 +1 (703)805-9138 JoAnn Blanks CDC 5901 Taylor Road
(312)655-8770 +1 (703) 805-8770 North Post CDC 5925 Meeres Road
(312)656-6540 +1 (703)806-6540 South Post CDC 5952 12th St
(312)656-4347 +1 (703)806-4347 Woodlawn CDC 8770 Woodlawn Road
(312)656-0350 +1 (703)806-0350 North CDC #1 7135 Barta Road, Bldg. 5023 (312)806-6549 +1 (703)806-6549 North CDC #2 7134 Barta Road, Bldg. 5023 (312)806-6102 +1 (703)806-6102 Rivanna CDC 2425 Defense Way, Charlottesville, VA 22911 N/A +1 (434)995-2128
Open Recreation Hours
|Monday||1 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday||1 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||1 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Thursday||1 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Friday||1 p.m. - 9 p.m.|
The Youth Center is open on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 5 - 10 p.m. in conjunction with Parents' Night Out. If the 2nd Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, Parents' Night Out is moved to the 3rd Saturday.
The Youth Center sponsors a variety of programs offering youth opportunities in life skills, citizenship and leadership, leisure, recreation and arts, mentoring, intervention and support services. The Middle School and Teen Program offers a homework lab, computer lab, open recreation, arts and crafts, pick up sports and special interest activities that change each week. CYS registration is required for participation.
Youth Center Brochure (PDF)