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United States Army
Soldier Support Center
Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5000
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.
Youth ProgramsTolson – Bldg. 4- – 4157, 4431 Knox Street, Hours: 3:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 3:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. (Friday) and 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday), Phone: (910)396-2011
Chay – Bldg. L – 6822, 538 Rockefeller Blvd. Cameron, Hours: 3:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday),3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Friday) and 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Saturday), Phone: (910)908-5012
Tolson Youth Center, for children in 5th - 12th grades, features an indoor pool, middle-school and teen gymnasiums, and a dance and martial arts studio. Other amenities include a homework center, computer lab, teen area, game room and fitness center. Tolson houses two multi-purpose rooms, gymnastics area, TV-conference room, piano lab and music practice room. Phone: 910-396-5437 / 910-907-5437.
The Department of Defense has a long history of providing positive youth programs that focus on alternative activities for youth during out-of-school hours. Today, DoD continues to be committed to youth by providing consistent guidance and stable and dynamic programs in more than 350 youth programs joint-service, worldwide. DoD promotes positive youth development by designing programs to recognize the achievements of youth and by developing partnerships with other youth-serving organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, Cumberland County, 910-425-3852, that offer a variety of resources.
Programs for teens and pre-teens vary from one base to another, but are governed by a consistent DoD instruction. Programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences that help them become socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent. Programs usually include physical fitness and sports, arts and recreation, training in leadership, life skills and career/volunteer opportunities, mentoring, intervention and support services. Phone 910-396-8110 or DSN 312-236-8110.
A child and youth membership card (renewed annually) is required for use of the center and participation in recreational, instructional and sports programs. Program information can be obtained by calling the Child and Youth Registration Office at 910-396-1278. Our programs are designed to attract teens by presenting them with the challenge of going beyond program attendance and participation. The teens are encouraged to obtain ownership of programs. Through participating in teen programs the youth can create opportunities to discover new dimensions in their communities and within themselves.
Youth Sponsorship Programs
The purpose of the Youth Sponsorship Program is to facilitate the timely integration of
dependent youth into new surroundings when transitioning to a new military installation.
Youth sponsorship provides youth 8-18 years of age the opportunity to discuss and deal
with issues that occur during frequent moves. It helps youth get in touch with their
peers. Incoming youth are matched with another youth that share similar interests to
assist them with adjusting to their new community.
Youth that are PCSing to Fort Bragg who would like to have a sponsor, call Youth
Education Support Services at 910-432-1008 or complete this information below and mail
to the address provided.
The time has come for another move and you're on your way to Fort Bragg. If you would
like to have a sponsor, write us and we will match you up with a sponsor with similar
To obtain a sponsor, complete the form and mail to:
Child and Youth Services
Youth Education Support Services
PO Box 70122
Fort Bragg, NC 28310