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Department of the Air Force
1992 Arkansas Blvd
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
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 Little Rock AFB Youth Center provides programs and activities for kids age 9-18. The facility includes a game room with pool tables, ping pong, large screen TV, air hockey, vending machines and booths, a multi-purpose recreation room where basketball games, dances and special events are held, gymnastics room, dance area and classrooms for the School Age Program. Other facilities include three baseball fields, one softball field and soccer fields. A wide variety of social activities are offered for teen's ages 13-18. Some activities include: Music room, Computer Lab, Video game consoles and an Entertainment Center. School Age Care (SAC) provides before and after school child care for ages Kindergarten through 12 years. Full day care is offered when school is out. The SAC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Call the Youth Center at 501-987-6355 for more information.
The Youth Programs' objective is to provide a year-round program of indoor and outdoor activities for all eligible youth. Children are provided the chance to participate in wholesome leisure time activities which develop mind and body, encourage fair play, and promote good fellowship. The programs are partially funded by the United Way. They are proud to be affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
A variety of events are offered for dependents, ages 5-18, of military personnel, active duty/retired and DOD personnel living on or off the base.
Pen Pal Program
"Kids in Touch with Kids" is a pen pal program sponsored by the Youth Center. If you are moving to Little Rock AFB, you can correspond with a pen pal from the base and find out about the area before you arrive. Ask your parents if they received a "Kids in Touch with Kids" form in their sponsor package. Fill out the form and mail it back to the Youth Center. If you do not have a form to fill out you can still request a pen pal by contacting the Youth Center.
NAF -- Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) positions are available for applicants who are 16 years old and would like to work with children. There are a variety of positions available such as recreation aids and assistants, laborers, custodial workers and many more. If you are interested in applying for any position, go to the NAF personnel office where they have lists that show current and projected openings and the qualifications required. NAF is a great place to find summer or part-time employment opportunities.
Our Youth Center has just undergone a $330,000 interior renovation that included new finishes on interior walls, new ceilings, refinished floors and acoustic panels for the gymnasium. In addition, a $210,000 parking lot expansion project that was recently completed provides much needed convenience for parents of participating in numerous programs conducted in the 16,000 square foot facility. The facility features:
Other facilities include three baseball fields, one softball field and soccer fields.
Children ages 5-8 must be accompanied by a parent or sibling over age 16 unless they are participating in an activity that provides continuous staff supervision. Children up through 6th grade may stay until 6 p.m. nightly.
The Youth Center has monthly programs for Teens Only which include "Moonlight Basketball" with trophies provided and a Teen Dance complete with a DJ! Teen time is 6 p.m. until closing nightly, unless there is an activity planned for a specific age group. This allows teens to socialize and compete in activities without pre-teens present.
Youth Sponsorship Application