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United States Navy
Youth Center (Main Base)
Fleet Activities Sasebo
Sasebo City Japan 857-0056
From U.S.: 011-81-956-50-2989
In Japan: 0956-50-2989
A wide range of programs are available for youth and teens, including youth sports and recreation programs, educational programs and programs that support leadership and career development. Please review the information to learn what programs and services are available at this installation.
Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) at Sasebo has an active, ongoing program that keeps the military children busy and involved. Call, DSN 315-252-2989 for additional information.
The Commander, Fleet Activities, Sasebo Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department provides services and activities to enhance the Quality of Life for eligible patrons stationed in Sasebo, Japan. Eligible patrons include active duty military personnel and their family members; reservists; military retirees and Department of Defense employees. Sasebo Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department manage youth programs and services, both on main base and at the Hario Village housing area.
Our youth sponsorship program is available through MWR Sasebo. Please contact the Youth Center at DSN 315-252-2989 for further information.
The Youth Center is designed for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade. The Youth Center offers before and after school programs, as well as summer and holiday camps. Weekly rates are determined by a sliding scale and based on total family income.
The following children are eligible to participate: Youth ages 5 - 12 years of age that are SOFA sponsored dependents of Active Duty personnel, Civilian Employees, Reservists on active duty or during inactive duty training, and DoD contractors.
Main Base Youth Center: DSN 315-252-2989. Hours are Mon - Fri, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat, Sun & Federal Holidays, closed.
Hario Youth Center: DSN 315-252-8866. Hours are Mon - Fri, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat, Sun & Federal Holidays, closed.
Teenagers 13-18 are afforded many outstanding after school and weekend recreational opportunities. These include a variety of Boys and Girls Club programs, bi-monthly field trips, and random daily in-center activities, such as pool tournaments, monthly birthday parties and movie nights. Internet access and many computer games are also available, with parental consent.
Sasebo Pre-teen Centers, for children ages 10-12, provide excellent after school and weekend activities including homework time (Power Hour), Boys and Girls Club programs, and many recreational opportunities geared specifically for this age group. Bi-monthly field trips, dances, and computer games are among the most popular activities. Internet access also available with parental consent
Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
There are opportunities for youth to get involved with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies while stationed at Sasebo.
We have many programs through our MWR sports department to keep our youth active year round to include Soccer, Softball, Basket Ball, Base Ball, Swim, and Flag Football.
Please visit our MWR Youth Sports Sasebo, Japan website for more information.
The youth employment program is accomplished through Human Resource Office (HRO) using a lottery system in the summer months. The program is open to SOFA sponsored dependent youths between the ages of 14-21 years old. The rate of pay for the program is anticipated to be approximately $5.15 per hour. At the time students submit their application and parental consent form to participate to the HRO, the applicant will be asked to draw a number from a lottery box. The job selected by each student will only be assigned to him/her if the parent consents to the student performing the duties required by the job. Students will not be assigned to a work place where they will be working under the supervision of their parent. HRO DSN 315-252-3883.
Youth Religious Programs
There are a variety of Religious Ministries youth focused programs available.
Our youth sponsorship program is available through MWR Sasebo. Please contact the Youth Center at DSN 315-252-2989 for further information. The Youth Sponsorship Program depends on the availability of youth who volunteer to become sponsors.