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Department of the Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center
118 Brookley Avenue, Bldg 13
Washington, DC 20032
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.
Children can take advantage of the many recreation programs at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Youth Center. The center offers:
The facility features three classrooms, a full-size gym and a basketball court and offers a safe and enjoyable place for high school students to hang out. It has a pool table, ping-pong table, video game system and a state-of-the-art stereo system.
Regular activities include roller and ice-skating, out-door adventure trips, movie nights and the Keystone Club.
Sports programs such as youth baseball, basketball, soccer and cheerleading are also available activities at the Youth center.
Teens can earn money for college by participating in the Youth Employment Skills (YES) program.
Summer Employment Program -- Another employment opportunity is the Summer Employment Program which employs approximately 300 students each summer. To be eligible, students must be US citizens, meet suitability and qualifications requirements of the position, and be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment. Applications are accepted for the program under vacancy announcements.
Types of positions available typically include clerk, office automation clerk, carpenter, painter, laborer and lifeguard. Most announcements are open in early May and close by the end of May. The employment period usually ends on 30 September.
Summer employment is designed to provide the opportunity for students to become acquainted with Government employment. The students primarily supplement staff with temporary help in order to ease the impact of vacation schedules during the summer period or meet seasonal workload demands.
Youth Sponsorship Program
The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Youth Center coordinates this program. If you have children between the ages of 6 and 18 interested in corresponding with youth from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling prior to arrival, please call the Youth Center Director at 202-767-4003.
The center offers:
The facility features three classrooms, a full-size gym, a basketball court and offers a safe and enjoyable place for high school students to hang out. It has a pool table, ping-pong table, video game system and a state-of-the-art stereo system.