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United States Air Force
Youth Activities Center - Randolph AFB
415 B Street E
Randolph Youth Programs
Randolph AFB, TX 78150
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.
Fort Sam Houston Youth Center offers an extensive program of activities that include sports, camps, lock-ins, dances, workshops and seminars, classes, field trips, homework center, computer lab and much more. Call 210-221-3502 In addition to the Youth Center, a Teen Center provides a number of programs designed to help teens successfully transition to adulthood and to instill character and leadership qualities in them. There are several programs associated with the new Teen Center to include: Torch Clubs, Keystone Clubs, Smarts Girls, Passport to Manhood, National Fine arts Exhibit Program and more. For information call 210-221-3630 or visit the website
Open Recreation (ages 9-and up):Mon-Fri 1530-2000Fri 1515-2100Sat (Alternate)1300-2000
School-Age (ages 5 in kinder-12yrs):Mon - Fri 0600-1800Before (0600-0730) & After (1500-1800) School
Teen Center (ages 9-and up):Mon-Fri 1500-2000Sat 1300-1900
Lackland Youth and School Age Program – Phone: (210) 671-2510, 2361 Selfridge Ave, San Antonio Texas 78236 - Bldg.8420. Lackland Youth Programs include programming for School Age care, Youth Sports, Teen Programs and extra-curricular activities. Youth Programs implements activities targeting recreational, educational and pro-social programs designed to promote self-esteem, character development, healthy lifestyles, academic excellence, leadership and fitness.
Open Recreation (ages 9-12):Mon-Thurs 1515-1900Fri 1515-2100Sat 1300-1800
School-Age (ages 5 in kinder-12yrs):Mon - Fri 0600-1800AETC Family Days 0630-1630
Teen Center (ages 13-18):Mon-Thurs 1515-2100Fri 1515-2300Sat 1600-2300Sun/Holidays/AETC Family Days Closed
Randolph AFB Youth Programs (YP) provides activities and programs for youth; Instructional Programs for ages 3 - 18 years and Open Recreation for ages 9 - 18 years. Our year-round, comprehensive program includes activities such as the latest games PlayStation, X-Box, computer educational programs and games, arts and crafts, billiards, foosball, board games, puzzles, basketball and volleyball. Also supporting the center programs are our state-of-the-art playground, six baseball fields, one softball field, one swimming pool (for classes only), a football field, and the use of the base Arts & Crafts Center, tennis courts, Bowling Center, Golf Course, and the base fitness center. Call 210-652-3298, 210-652-2088
Open Recreation (ages 9-12 preteens):Mon-Thurs 1500-1900Fri 1500-2100Sat 1300-1600
School-Age (ages 5 -12 yrs):Mon - Fri 0630-1800AETC Family Days Closed
Teen Center (ages 13-18 yrs):Mon-Thurs 1500-1700Fri 1500-2100Sat 1300-1600Sun/Holidays/AETC Family Days Closed
JBSA Fort Sam Houston
To assist you with the transition, the Fort Sam Houston Youth Center will send you an information packet concerning youth issues upon request. Please call the Youth Center at 210-221-4882.
The Youth Center at Fort Sam Houston is located in Building 1630 and provides a variety of activities for the military youth and family. Business hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 - 7:00 pm. Middle School Recreation hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Teen Recreation hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 3:00 -11:00 p.m.
The Youth Center offers an extensive program of activities that include sports, camps, lock-ins, dances, workshops and seminars, classes, field trips, homework center, computer lab and much more.
Self-directed programs include: Pool, Ping-Pong, board games, air hockey, television and reading materials. Program directed activities include: Pool parties, game tournaments, day trips, family bingo, movie nights, holiday parties and high adventure trips
Some additional programs offered at the Youth Center include:
The Youth Center has various college catalogs available with curriculum and financial information.
For additional information on all programs, call the Youth Center at 210-221-4882 or DSN 312-471-4882.
The newly opened Teen Center provides several programs designed to help teens successfully transition to adulthood and to instill character and leadership qualities in them. There are several programs associated with the new Teen Center including: Torch Clubs, Keystone Clubs, Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, National Fine Arts Exhibit Program, Club Tech, Imagemakers National Photography Program and Triple Play which helps youth learn how to make healthier choices for the mind, body and soul.
The Youth and Teen programs offer opportunities for connection with newcomers via a pen pal program. Please contact the Youth Center for details on how to establish that connection.
JBSA Lackland Air Force Base
We welcome your family to the Lackland AFB Youth Programs. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded program that includes quality school-age care, sports and fitness and social events for your children as well as to provide quality customer service to our parents. Programs are planned to meet the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of each child. Lackland AFB opened a new youth services building that consolidated youth and teen activities.
The Youth Program is geared to children, ages 5-12. It offers a wide range of activities to include sports programs, arts and crafts, other enrichment programs, before and after-school care, and summer camps. Please monitor the Force Support Squadron website for dates and times for these activities. The Youth Program also provides membership in the Boys and Girls Club of America for children ages 5-12 as long as the 5-year-old is in kindergarten.
The Teen Center offers programs activities for teens 13-18 years of age. Some programs include: Keystone Club, Youth Employment Skills program, and various field trips.
Keystone Club -- The Keystone Club is focused on developing excellence in teenagers by taking on a national project. Membership is by application only. The Torch Club is the current national project sponsored by the Keystones and focuses on preteens ages 10-12.
T.R.A.I.L. -- The Training Responsible Adolescents in Leadership (T.R.A.I.L.) Club focuses on outdoor leadership. It provides opportunities to camp, rock climb, run ropes courses, and more.
There are also monthly in-house activities including arts and crafts, DJ training, electronic games, pool, table tennis, computer labs, and socialization.
The Youth Program offers a variety of organized team sports and sports clinics throughout the year for children ages 5 - 17. 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 that teach the fundamentals of T-Ball, Basketball and Soccer. It is non-competitive and requires parent participation. Registration fee for First Steps is $35 per child. Spaces are limited.
Authorized youth include military family members and civil service/non-appropriated fund civilian family members when space is available. Children do not have to be members of the youth center to participate, but they should go to the youth center to register and obtain their on-line pass codes.
The Fit Factor program is designed to stimulate interest and encourage youth to maintain or become more physically fit. The program encourages at least sixty minutes of physical activity each day, plus helps teach healthy eating habits and lifestyle choices. Six levels of activity are available: Energy, Strength, Agility, Adventure, Endurance, and Feel the Power. The program is self-paced with each participant earning points for participation which may be redeemed for a variety of prizes. The program includes activities with friends and family in fun physical activities which help limit the amount of screen time in front of the television or computer. More information about the program is available online or at the base Youth Center.
To participate in the teen field trips, you must be a current member. The only cost is the admission price to the event. Events include swimming, movies, roller skating, skate boarding, game rooms, theme parks, and eating out. Teens need a permission slip for all off-base events. Field trips will be cancelled if we do not receive at least 5 permission slips by 6:30 p.m. on the day prior to the event.
Youth Religious Programs
The Freedom Chapel offers a children's church service each Sunday, in addition to the traditional Sunday School.
JBSA Randolph Air Force Base
Welcome to Randolph AFB and San Antonio. There are many interesting and fun adventures ahead of you in this very festive city. Movie theaters are numerous, as well as some of the most unique malls in Texas. The culture that you will take with you when you leave San Antonio will always be remembered!
Services for children/teens are a very important part of the Randolph community. Listed below are just a few of the services offered. Please contact the Youth Center for individual listings.
The Youth Center caters to kids of all ages. We offer activities such as:
The Youth Center is open on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The activities are planned a month in advance. If you have an idea, please call the Youth Center. We can do anything as long as it's safe.
The Youth Center is proud of its youth sports program. Our basic attitude is that the program is for the kids. We feel that winning is important, but we keep it in perspective with what we are trying to instill in the youngsters!
Randolph participates in an interlocking schedule with off-base teams (older age groups and girls) and has always maintained excellent community relations in support of the total local sports environment.
To support our programs, we have 4 baseball fields, 1 softball field and a gym.
Youth Support Program
Our new branch called Youth Support is here to provide you with additional support. If you are looking for a job, community service, fun, adventure, or assistance in school, please come see Youth Support.
Youth Support is provided as a compliment to school and is a tool for your future. We offer programs such as:
As it becomes harder to get accepted to college, Youth Support is gearing up to benefit you.
Youth Support is here to market you in a positive way! When you come to Randolph, we look forward to seeing you first!
Youth Employment/Volunteer Opportunities
Youth employment is extremely hard to find in the San Antonio area due to the age limit of sixteen. Some recommendations of companies that hire many teens would be H.E.B. Grocery Store, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc. Also, check in the want ads of the San Antonio Express-News paper every Sunday.
Many Teen Job Fairs are held at numerous times of the year at many of the bases in the San Antonio area. Check your Military & Family Readiness Center calendar each month for a listing of events, dates and times.
Randolph has a great Jr. Volunteer Program with volunteer positions all over the base. Working a volunteer position can assist youth with obtaining job training and experience that can be used on job applications and resumes for future employment.
Youth Sponsorship Program
A Youth Sponsorship Program "It's Your Move, Too" is available through the Youth Activities Center.
Randolph AFB has its own Boy Scout and Girl Scout units that include all age ranges.
Randolph AFB has an extensive online social media presence; please check out JBSA Randolph and 902FSS on Facebook and Twitter