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Youth Center

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.

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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)

Reopening: What you need to know

For the safety of our staff and customers, the Youth Center is offering limited Open Recreation hours.

New hours effective August 5, 2020

Monday - Friday Federal Holidays
1 - 4 p.m. Closed

Open Recreation will only be available August 5 - September 4, 2020 at this time however, additional programming will be released at a later date to reassess open recreation programming once the virtual school year begins. 

Eligibility: Ages 12 years (completed 6th grade) to 18 years

  • The Youth Center will be operating with strict COVID health and safety protocols in place.
  • The Youth Center will have a maximum capacity of 49 youth.
  • Youth will receice an orientation prior to entry.
  • The building will be split to separate middle and high school youth to limit exposure.
  • Provides a social, supportive, engaging and healthy environment for youth that have been at home during the pandemic.
  • Entrance and exits will be monitored and temperatures taken.
  • Hand washing procedures have been established.
  • Youth will be required to wear masks while in the facility.


Activity Calendar

July 2021 Calendar (PDF)

August 2021 Calendar (PDF)

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

Youth Sponsorship

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.

Student2Student (S2S)

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!*
Ages 12-18

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.


CYS Directory
Facility Name Address DSN Phone Commercial Phone
Parent Central Services 9800 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 200

+1 (703)805-5555

+1 (703)805-5556

School Age Services 9500 Barlow Road
Bldg. 950

+1 (703)805-9100

Youth Services 5850 Langfitt Loop
Bldg. 1003
(312)655-4515 +1 (703)805-4515
Youth Sports & Fitness 9500 Barlow Road
Bldg. 950

+1 (703)805-9138

+1 (703)805-1257

JoAnn Blanks CDC 5901 Taylor Road
Bldg. 1207

+1 (703)805-8770

+1 (703)805-8771

North Post CDC 5925 Meeres Road
Bldg. 1745

+1 (703)806-6540

+1 (703)805-5541

South Post CDC 5952 12th St
Bldg. 1028

+1 (703)806-4347

+1 (703)806-4344

Woodlawn CDC 8770 Woodlawn Road
Bldg. 1805

+1 (703)806-0350

+1 (703)806-0352

FBNA CDC #1 7135 Barta Road, Bldg. 5023 (312)806-6550 

+1 (703)806-6550

+1 (703)806-6548

FBNA CDC #2 7134 Barta Road, Bldg. 5023 (312)806-6102

+1 (703)806-6102

+1 (703)806-6103

Rivanna CDC 2425 Defense Way, Charlottesville, VA 22911 N/A +1 (434)995-2140

Fall Youth Sports

Playing sports builds character and encourages sportsmanship.

Fall Youth Sports

Playing sports builds character and encourages sportsmanship.