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United States Army
Comanche Youth Center
Building 52019 Tank Destroyer Blvd
Killeen, TX 76544
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 Social Programs
Registration for youth centers will be accepted at any Fort Hood Youth Centers and at Parent Central Services (Bldg. 36000). The youth centers provide services and programs for middle school and high school teens.
Each center has a designated area where teens may learn or practice computer skills. Youth Tech Labs play a dynamic role in daily club activities such as Robotics, Music Making, and much more! Through Club Tech's curriculum, members can learn basic computer skills and also introduce them to more advanced computer skills like digital movie making, photography, graphic design and web development.
After school, youths can also access the labs for homework and Internet surfing. Parents can be reassured that each tech lab is protected by, CYBERsitter, a content filtering software that complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act. Each user will be taught safe Internet skills before accessing any of the lab's computers.
Teens may join the Keystone or Torch Club at the youth center. These clubs help teens learn and practice leadership skills. Club members assist staff in making rules, planning programs, decorating centers, provide community service, and evaluate teen programs and services. Middle School and High School teens have opportunities to have their voice heard by community command leaders; High School teens have opportunities to represent Fort Hood teens at forums and boards held throughout the United States. Teens within the leadership program have opportunities for college scholarships and grants. Various clubs are offered to support individual special needs, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Clubs. These clubs curricula include Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, Sewing, Photography, Arts & Craft, Gardening, and Gourmet Cooking. Teens within clubs have competitive opportunities throughout the year.
The Leon Valley District of Boy Scouts of America 254-634-1441, offers programs for youth, ages 7-21, at Fort Hood and the surrounding communities. The Bluebonnet Girl Scouts 254-634-0683, is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls ages 5 - 17 where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Departing personnel may request a letter be sent to the gaining installation giving them a "heads up" of your imminent arrival. This will also provide the outgoing youth with a youth mentor at the new installation to assist with transferring to the new garrison.
Children, 3-18 years of age that are family members of active duty military, retirees, DoD civilian employees and DoD contractors are eligible for team and individual sports including Basketball, Cheerleading, Spring Soccer, Baseball, Flag Football, Tennis and Fall/Spring Soccer.
Youth Religious Programs
Fort Hood's Catholic youth are encouraged to join LIFE (Living In Faith Eternally), the high-school age Catholic Youth Group. They meet on Sundays, except the first Sunday of the month, from 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. at the 58th Street Chapel. Call 254-287-1541 for more information.
Fort Hood Youth of the Chapel information and meeting locations is available by calling 254-680-5090.
Small Group Bible Study meets Monday night in a leader's home.
The Outreach Club meets for fun and fellowship every Wednesday from 6:54 p.m. - 8:03 p.m. at the Comanche Chapel located on Tank Destroyer Blvd. west of Clear Creek Rd.
Movie Nights are held every Saturday night in a leader's home.
Four youth centers on Fort Hood offer a variety of social, recreation and sports programs. Call 254-287-8029 / 254-288-7155.
Instructional Programs for youth from infant to eighteen years of age. Instructional Programs offers classes such as Piano, Ballet, Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Cheer, Martial Arts, Archery, Fishing, Art, Creative Movement, Crafting, Adventure Programs, Modeling, Fitness, and Babysitter Certification Course. Whatever your child’s age or interest we have a class for you! For a complete list of classes available please visit our website at https://go.usa.gov/xn4rd.