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United States Army
Middle School & Teen Program
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
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.
Middle School and Teen - Teen Center, Building 41503, 165 Brainard Avenue
School Season Hours - Monday-Friday 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (closed Sundays and Holidays). For more information, contact 706-791-6500.
Summer Season Hours Monday-Friday 5:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Summer Camp) and 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Open Rec), and Saturdays 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays)
The Fort Gordon Middle School and Teen (MST) program is committed to providing quality programming for youth in grades 6-12. MST strives to provide the challenges, experiences and support to help teens develop to their fullest potential.
The youth development programs exist to promote positive, healthy development of teens through the following 4 service areas: 1. life skills, citizenship and leadership opportunities; 2. art, leisure and recreation activities; 3. mentoring, intervention and support services; and 4. sports, fitness and health options.
Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership Opportunities
*Diplomas 2 DegreesA college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.
*Smart Girls – Skills, Mastery and Resilience TrainingClub girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
*Torch Club - A Leadership and Service Club for our Future LeadersTorch Club is a "club within the Club" – helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents. They work together to implement projects in the 4 focus areas:
*Keystone – The Ultimate Teen Program
*Career Launch – Jump Start Your Future Goals
Career Launch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions and prepare to join our nation's work force. Meets 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Monthly community club and weekly 4-H clubs:
Art, Leisure and Recreation Activities
*Fine Art – Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
*Arts and crafts
*Field trips to local recreation spots and museums
Mentoring, Intervention and Support Services
*Power Hour – Daily from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m."Making Minutes Count" Study GroupsProvides homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and, encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
*Junior Staff – Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m."Grow Your Future"Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills and completing a Club apprenticeship.
*Smart Girls "Skills, Mastery and Resilience Training"Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
*Passport to Manhood – 2nd and 4th Monday from 4 to 5 p.m."Let’s Talk About it" Self-DiscoveryPassport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior.
*Cyber Safety – Monday from 4 to 5 p.m."Stay Smart Online" Think Before you ClickCyber Safety is a cyberbullying awareness and prevention program, providing youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and promote a civil and safe online culture.
*STEM– Friday from 4 to 5 p.m."Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics"DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles. DIY STEM currently includes 4 modules:
Sports, Fitness and Health Options
*Triple Play – A Game Plan for Mind, Body and SoulTriple Play is a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.
*Healthy Habits – Habits That Will Last a LifetimeHealthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improved overall well-being.