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Youth Center

Due to limited staffing, the Youth Center is closed until further notice.

The Fort Greely Youth Center is committed to providing quality programming for youth in grades 6-12. The program strives to provide the challenges, experiences, and support to help teens develop to their fullest potential. 

The youth development programs exist to promote the positive, healthy development of teens through the following four service areas:

  • Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership Opportunities
  • Art, Leisure, and Recreation Activities
  • Mentoring, Intervention and Support Services
  • Sports, Fitness and Health Options
Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership Opportunities
  • Diplomas 2 Degrees
    A college readiness program, guides Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.
  • Smart Girls – Skills, Mastery and Resilience Training
    Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
  • Torch Club – A Leadership and Service Club for our Future Leaders
    Torch Club is a "club within the Club" – helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents. They work together to implement projects in the four (4) focus areas:
    • service to Club and community
    • education
    • health and fitness
    • social recreation
  • Keystone – The Ultimate Teen Program
    Keystone Clubs provide leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas:
    • academic success
    • career preparation
    • community service
  • Career Launch – Jump Start Your Future Goals
    Career Launch encourages Club members ages 13 to 18 to assess their skills and interests, explore careers, make sound educational decisions, and prepare to join our nation's workforce. Meets the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Character Counts
  • 4-H
    Monthly community club and weekly 4-H clubs: 
    • Photo Tech Club
    • Performing Arts Club
    • Cooking Club
    • Sewing Club
    • Art Club
Art, Leisure and Recreation Activities
  • Fine Art – Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
    • Drama, photography, painting, drawing, sewing, jewelry making and much more 
    • "Discover, Develop, and Deploy" offers endless possibilities.
    • Encourages artistic expression among Club members through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, and sculpture.
  • Arts and crafts
  • Video games
  • Foosball
  • Billiards
  • Air hockey
  • Board games
  • Field trips to local recreation spots and museums
Mentoring, Intervention and Support Services
  • Power Hour – Daily from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    "Making Minutes Count" Study Groups
    Provides homework help, tutoring, and high-yield learning activities and, encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
  • Junior Staff – Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m.
    "Grow Your Future"
    Young people prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service, building customer service skills, and completing a Club apprenticeship. 
  • Smart Girls 
    "Skills, Mastery and Resilience Training"
    Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
  • Passport to Manhood – 2nd and 4th Monday from 4 to 5 p.m.
    "Let’s Talk About it" Self-Discovery
    Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership, and positive behavior.
  • Cyber Safety – Monday from 4 to 5 p.m.
    "Stay Smart Online" Think Before you Click
    Cyber Safety is a cyberbullying awareness and prevention program, providing youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to create and promote a civil and safe online culture.  
  • STEM – Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.
    "Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics"
    DIY STEM is a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum, which connects youth to science themes they encounter regularly. Special attention is paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles. DIY STEM currently includes 4 modules:
    • Energy and Electricity
    • Engineering Design
    • Food Chemistry
    • Science of Sports
Sports, Fitness and Health Options
  • Triple Play – A Game Plan for Mind, Body, and Soul
    Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Healthy Habits – Habits That Will Last a Lifetime
    Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity, and improved overall well-being.
Youth Sponsorship Program

Middle School and Teen Center Youth Sponsorship Program

When you receive your PCS orders, consider requesting a youth sponsor for your children. The Youth Sponsorship program helps connect youth to their peers during major life transitions like PCS moves. It lets them talk with a child who has first-hand knowledge about the new school and community.

Upon arrival at a new installation, youth sponsors greet new students and orient them to the school and community. The youth center offers a variety of Youth Sponsorship activities, too, with opportunities to make new friends and settle into their new community.

How to become a sponsor or be sponsored

Is your youth energetic, organized, and willing to share? Do they enjoy fostering relationships with other students? They could become a youth sponsor!

Students who’ve been in the community a while and want to get involved can help their peers – while earning service hours and developing leadership skills.

To learn more or sign up, contact MST at +1(907)873-3405, Bldg. 653 or email:

Every child wishing to be sponsored will receive an application and be matched with a sponsor with similar interests.

Teen Lounge

The Youth Facility offers a Teen Lounge dedicated to youth grades 9-12. The Lounge counts with a gaming system, couches to lounge SmartBoard, big screen TV with Apple TV, games, and reading material appropriate for teens. The room also bolsters designs by the teens, a charging station, a small refrigerator, and a Bluetooth speaker system.

  • Operating Hours: Monday - Friday  3-7p.m. 
    • COVID-19 Alert - Closed until further notice
CYS Sitters Course

This course is designed to familiarize teens with the responsibilities of babysitting and teach them the skills and techniques needed for sitters to become competent and caring. Students will receive training materials, a certificate of completion, and a wallet-size babysitting course card. Students are placed on the garrison-wide babysitting referral list so that parents can feel comfortable knowing that CYS Services standards adequately train their babysitters.

Garrison policy encourages youth 12 years old and older to pass a certified babysitting course to watch their siblings. Youth 13 years old and older are encouraged to get certified with a babysitting course and CPR/First Aid class to babysit non-family members.


The goal of imAlone is to provide Families with tools and guidance as they help their children move toward adulthood and independence. Consistent with the CYS mission, the imAlone objectives are:

  • Help parents and youth to feel safe when youth are staying at home alone.
  • Ease the parents worry about leaving their child home alone.
  • Reduce the conflict between parental responsibility and mission readiness.

More Child & Youth Services

CYS Child Care Options


CYS Child Care Options