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Department of the Air Force
Youth Center/Teen Center - Lackland AFB
Lackland AFB, TX 78236
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 Sports & Fitness
Youth Sports & Fitness (YSF) is available at each JBSA location. YSF is proud to offer a variety of organized team sports and sports clinics throughout the year for children ages 5-17 years old. There are registration fees per child for some of the sports. Sports programs include:
First Steps is a sports program for children ages 3-5 years old teaching the fundamentals of T-Ball, Basketball and Soccer. It is non-competitive and requires parent participation.
Instructional classes are available at each JBSA location. Offerings for instructional classes include, but are not limited to, Guitar, Piano, Martial Arts, Tumbling and Dance. Specific classes may vary per location. Please contact the Youth Program of your choice to inquiry.
Programs available at the CDCs include full time weekly care, hourly care space available, and Parent Night Out/Give Parents a Break. Please contact any CDC for information reference participating in the programs offered.
Volunteer opportunities are available for youth and adults. Youth may volunteer through leadership clubs or assisting with various activities offered by Child and Youth Programs throughout the year. Adults may volunteer through coaching, mentoring, being a member of the Parent Advisory Board, or participating in various activities offered by Child and Youth programs throughout the year. To volunteer, please contact any Child and Youth Program to share your interest and begin the volunteer process.
Youth Programs offer an extensive program of activities that include sports, camps, lock-ins, dances, workshops and seminars, classes, field trips, homework assistance, computer lab and much more. We provide a number of programs and services designed to assist youth with successfully transitioning to different stages in life and instill in them character and leadership qualities. Activities targeting recreational, educational, and pro-social programs designed to promote self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, and academic excellence are promoted through high yield activities and experiences. There are several programs and services associated with our Youth Programs to include but are not limited to: Keystone Club, Torch Club, 4H, Passport to Manhood, Smart Girls, National Fine Arts Exhibit, National Photography and Triple Play. Various interest clubs are offered such as Art, DJ, Sewing, and Technology. Self-directed activities include but are not limited to a computer lab, billiards, ping pong, board games, air hockey, reading material, gaming systems and television. Program directed activities include gaming tournaments, day trips, seasonal celebrations and high adventure trips.
A Teen Advisory Council is offered at each JBSA location. This Council allows a free flow of communication among the youth and the staff. This forum allows teens and pre-teens to share their voice with the program to better serve the military family by providing interesting and relevant programs and classes.
Youth Sponsorship is available for youth interested in making connections with incoming youth. This program is designed to assist youth with making friends and minimizing the anxiety some may experience with arriving at a new installation.
Hours of operation vary according to JBSA location.