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United States Army
Youth Services Program, Fort Huachuca
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
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.
The Fort Huachuca Youth Center contains a multi-purpose gymnasium, snack bar, TV room, classrooms, and a game room. Activity calendars are prepared for teens and preteens. Call 520-533-3205.
The Youth Services (YS) Program offers After-School activities for youth from the 6th through 12th grades during the school year and Full-Day Programs during school-out days and vacations. A Day Camp Program is provided during the summer and includes field trips, special events/activities, and trips to the swimming pool.
Hours and days of Operation: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday; and 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday during the school year (closed on federal holidays). The Program is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday; and 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday during school-out days and vacations.
The After-School and Full-Day Program provides recreation, leisure, social, and developmental opportunities for youth in 6th through 12th grades. The Program offers out-of-school activities to include the Middle School and Teen (MST) After-School Program, open recreation, camps, and special events. Youth must be registered through the CYS Services Parent Central Office 520-533-0738, DSN 312-821-0738, in order to participate in all youth activities. The MST program is offered free of charge. The MST After-School Program offers transportation from off-post Middle Schools. To find out more about this free transportation, please contact the Youth Center at 520-533-3212, DSN 312-821-3212.
The Fort Huachuca Youth Center contains a multi-purpose gymnasium, snack bar, TV room, classrooms, and a game room. Activity calendars are prepared for teens and preteens. The Teen Council is responsible for planning teen activities. Field trips are planned to correspond with local events held at the Sierra Vista Youth Teen Center. For more information, call 520-533-5212, DSN 312-821-5212.
The Sierra Vista Teen Center is located in Veterans' Memorial park. The center offers a variety of free games including pool, ping pong, foosball, board games and coin-operated video games. Call the 24-hour teen information hotline at 520-459-4377 for more information about upcoming events and activities.
Youth Recreation and Sports
The Youth Sports and Fitness Program offers Team Sports (e.g., basketball, cheerleading, little league, and soccer), Individual Sports (e.g., wrestling and a variety of Mini-Sports), Health and Fitness Programs (e.g., 3K Walks/Runs, Challenge Courses, and Family Sports/Competition Days), and Outreach Services Programs (e.g.,sport-specific clinics, Travel Soccer Team, and Ponytail Softball. For more information, call 520-533-0711, DSN 312-821-0711.
SKIESUnlimited is an Army Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services Program for instructional classes. SKIESUnlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth from six weeks through 18 years of age, offering numerous classes including Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Archery, Tennis, Dance, and Tutoring. For more information, please call 520-533-4823 or DSN 312-821-4823.
The time has come for another move, and you’re on your way to Fort Huachuca, Arizona! If you would like to have a sponsor, we will match you to a student who has similar interests. The School Liaison Office proudly offers Youth Sponsorship to incoming military affiliated children who are new to this area. For more information, please call the School Liason Officer at 520-533-0874 or DSN 312-821-0874.
Youth Social Programs
YS activities include dances, parties, tournaments, pot-lucks, open houses and cook-outs.
The Experience, Develop, Grow, and Excel (EDGE!) Program provides free classes for youth in a standardized framework, which includes the following four interest-area packages: Art EDGE!, Life EDGE!, Adventure EDGE!, and Fit EDGE!. The Program has been designed in such a way as to build partnerships with other FMWR activities. Classes are conducted during after-school hours from Monday through Friday in one-month increments. The goal is to enhance and expand current CYS Services programming through a variety of EDGE! classes provided by FMWR partners. For current class offerings, please call 520-533-8437, DSN 312-821-8437.
Youth Religious Programs
Club Beyond is a faith based program for middle school and high school children from the military community, Club Beyond meets periodically and participates in several events throughout the year, to include camping trips in the Summer. For more information, call 520-533-4750, DSN 312-821-4750 or visit the Fort Huachuca Club Beyond website.
Boys and Girls Scouts/Clubs
Information on Boy and Girl Scout activities can be obtained by calling Murr Community Center at 520-533-2404, DSN 312-821-2404.
Youth ages 15 to 18 can sign up to participate in a Workforce-Preparation Apprenticeship Program (HIRED!), which provides the opportunity to work after school and on weekends in FMWR operations on the Garrison (e.g., food service and outdoor recreation). Each of the four sessions per year is 12 weeks in duration. For more information or registration dates for the Hired! Program, please call 520-533-3205, DSN 312-821-3205.
There is limited employment for youth with non-appropriated and appropriated fund activities on Fort Huachuca.
Teens interested in summer employment may qualify for the summer program which falls under Sierra Vista's Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). One purpose of JTPA is to establish programs to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force. The Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP) is offered under JTPA. The summer program is designed to:
The summer program serves economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 to 21 and consists of work experience, life skills and basic educational training. The work experience assignments are usually funded for approximately eight weeks from June 10th to August 2nd. Participants are paid minimum wage. Funding for JTPA is provided by the Department of Labor.
The Sierra Vista Youth Services Program manages the Rent-A-Kid Teen Job Referral Program. This program maintains a list of teens who are willing to do odd jobs to earn extra income. Contact the Oscar Yrun Center at 520-458-7922 for more information.
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) works for CYS Services to help address educational issues involving military children and youth in the local school community. By partnering with the local and military communities, the SLO acts as a communication link between the Garrison and surrounding school districts. The SLO also assists with the Youth Sponsorship Program, an Adopt-A-School Program, and maintains information about local on- and off-post schools.
For more information, please call 520-533-0874, DSN 312-821-0874.