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The Youth Activities Center
Corpus Christi, TX 78419-5021
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 of Active Duty, DoD civilian personnel paid from appropriated or non-appropriated fund, reservists on active duty or inactive duty for training, DOD contractors and active Coast Guard are eligible to use the Youth Services programs at NAS Corpus Christi.
The Youth Center (The Zone) is located in Building 1756 on the corner of 9th and E Streets. They can be contacted by calling 361-961-2355. School Age Care program hours are from 5:30a.m. -6:00 p.m. During school hours the Zone is open 0530-0700 and 1530-1800 with school buses picking up and dropping off between these times. Teen program consists of advertised trips and tours. Call 361-961-2355 for updated scheduled activities.
The Zone has a very active youth services program. It offers a wide variety of instructional classes, teen programs, youth developmental activities, homework assistance, leisure and recreational events and a variety of school age services. The center also promotes special events through out the year in conjunction with the city of Corpus Christ, the Flour Bluff Independent School District and the Chaplain's office. Such events might be carnivals, fun runs, dances, bowling, swimming and deployment parties just to cover a few.
Board games, pool tables, video games, computers, movies, television, arts and crafts projects, fitness programs, dance, food and flick night and much more are available for the desires of all participants. Also at the Zone, there is a teen council which has a voice through the voting process, on all field trips and community service projects along with other activities.
The youth center is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the 4H Program. Instructional classes which promote self confidence, self esteem, and self discipline are offered and include golf, tennis and karate. Also offered is assistance for applying for scholarships and grants for all military dependents wanting to further their education.
Before and after school programs, summer camps and school break day camps are also available. The center offers a youth sports league to include T-ball, coach pitch, baseball, basketball and soccer to name a few. More information is available at 361-961-2355.
The Youth Activities Center offers a variety of Sports Programs for ages 5 to 12. Quick clinics are held from time to time for ages 3-12. Seasons are as follows: Basketball (Jan-Feb), Kickball (March), Baseball (April-May), Roller Hockey (June-July), Soccer (Aug-Sept), Football (Sept-Oct) and Indoor Soccer (Nov-Dec). All leagues are for boys and girls. Children must be 5 years of age by season start. All programs are also offered at prices well below average.
Working and/or volunteering allows young adults to develop new skills and accept greater responsibility. Most positions will require reliable transportation to and from work and flexibility regarding work schedules.
Self-employment is another option for teens. Babysitting, lawn care, and car wash services are typically successful for business-minded young adults.
The Summer Youth Work Program, for youth 14-17 years of age, is another option for youth interested in employment during the summer. For more information contact The Zone at 361-961-2355.
Community Service and Volunteering Opportunities
Teens may also consider volunteering as a way of investigating possible careers, gaining valuable experience, and developing new skills. For information on local volunteer opportunities and community service contact 361-961-2355 for more information.
A little good news for those who are fifteen: In the State of Texas, you can obtain a driver permit and drive a car as long as there is a licensed driver in the car with you. Once you are 16, and after you have taken Driver's Education, you can take your driving test and written exam at your driving school or at the Department of Public Safety and obtain a driver license.
The Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas Council can be reached at 800-477-2688. The Boy Scouts Council 577 can be reached at 361-814-4300.