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United States Army
5975 Chestnut Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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 Youth Center, located at the corner of Imboden Parkway and Chestnut Road, serves as the focal point for many youth programs and is an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America and 4H. The Middle School/Teen programs and Youth Sports and Fitness are home-based in this facility. The center provides open recreation and opportunities for youth at scheduled times and is the site of many special events such as dances, lock-ins, block parties and sports and game contests.
The Middle School & Teen Program operates out of the Youth Center. As a Boys & Girls Club affiliate and 4-H partner, the MS/Teen Program offers age appropriate activities for youth in 6th through 12th grade.
School Year Hours
Monday – Thursday, 5:00-8:30 a.m. and 14:30 -9:00 p.m. on school days; 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on school out days
Friday, 5:00 – 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. on school days; 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on school out days
Saturday, 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Middle School Before/After School Program
Before school program is a fee program based on total family income and include breakfast and transportation to school for Pinckney Elementary School and select schools in Richland District 1 and Richland District 2. No-cost after school program for middle school youth. Monday through Friday, School Out - 6:30 p.m.
MS/Teen Open Recreation
MS/Teen Workforce Preparation Program
1 Youth Center on post. Provides open recreation for youth at scheduled times and are the sites of many special events such as dances, lock-ins, block parties and sports and game contests.
For incoming youth on Fort Jackson, there are various opportunities to get involved in the community even before they get to Fort Jackson. Families may contact the School Liaison Officer, 803-751-6150 to request a youth sponsor.
Did you recently receive PCS orders and have a child that's worried about moving? Maybe you've heard them wonder:
Who will my new friends be?
What will my new school look like? What activities/sports are available? Will I fit in?
What are the other kids wearing?
The Youth Sponsorship Program connects your child to another youth in the new community to answer these questions and so much more.
Why should my child request a sponsor? A sponsor:
Why Should my Child Become a Youth Sponsor?
How can my child become a Youth Sponsor? Contact the School Liaison Officer at 803-751-6150.
Ft. Jackson's Youth Sports Program is a great place for youth to learn sportsmanship, practice new skills and make new friends. Youth Sports encourages youths to have fun and learn fundamentals of the game. A variety of team sports, including flag football, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball are offered. In addition, track and cross country are options available to youth. Youth Sports also provides fitness activities and health and nutrition education throughout the year. The Youth Sports Branch boasts a modern Youth Sports Park, which features several softball fields, a football field and a concession area for day games.