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About us . . .

4th FSS Youth Programs Center is designed especially for youth between the ages of 9 to 18 (and still in high school). The Youth Center's core programming utilizes the AF Criteria, Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and 4‐H curriculums. Programs are varied to promote character development, educational and career opportunities, fitness and social recreation, health and life skills, plus the arts and creative expression. Staff are specially trained with tools and program support to develop, plan, implement, evaluate and improve programs and maximize their ability to serve young people.

Being a Youth Center member entitles the participant to membership privileges such as discounted Youth Sports fees and an assortment of programs geared towards ages 9-18.

Youth Programs membership fees are $36 annually. Membership benefits include the following:

  • Reduced pricing on Youth Programs field trips and activities
  • Reduced cost for sports programs
  • No daily participation fee


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For those who might only use the program during the summer months, pay $15 for June-August and receive summer-time benefits, i.e. daily self-directed recreation usage, reduction in specialty camp fees, reduced field trip costs, etc.

For more information, please call 722-0502/0505.

There's a lot to do at the Youth Center!
Indoor gym
Preteen Room
Teen Room
Teen & preteen Youth of the Quarter
Computer training
Art instruction and shows
Youth Sports
Military Youth of the Year
Outdoor basketball court
Youth fitness
Daily activities
Power Hour
Themed clubs
4-H programs
Cheerleading/Dance/Martial Arts
Boys & Girls Club programs
Keystone and Torch leadership clubs
Job readiness
Specialty camps
Air Force Teen Council

Birthday Party Reservations

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Department of Defense Launches at
Seymour Johnson AFB

Website Provides Families a Single Online Gateway to Military Child Care

21 Oct 15 -- Families at Seymour Johnson AFB now have access to a new Department of Defense (DoD) website designed to simplify and improve the child care request for care process. (MCC) provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all Services. The site enables families to create a household profile, conduct child care searches, submit requests for care, and manage their requests at any time and from any location.

The new DoD site – which is being introduced worldwide in phases – offers a more streamlined approach to finding and requesting care, expedites placement through a standardized request process and waitlist management tools, and provides reports that help programs better plan for future placement needs.

Through, eligible families can search and request care for full day and part day options in facility-based and home-based programs for children from birth through age 12. Families may remain on a preferred program’s waitlist even after being offered care or enrolling in another program.

Families at Seymour Johnson AFB who were on waitlists were automatically transitioned to the new web-based system. These families will retain the original date of their request for care, and all program enrollment processes will remain the same.

For additional information, go to or contact the Help Desk by calling the toll free number, 855.696.2934 or emailing 


AF Star Bullet WINK iconSign up for WINK: A Youth Sponsorship Program

Are you PCSing to or from Seymour Johnson AFB with children? Youth ages 5-18 may sign up for a pen pal and learn about the base before your arrival. (U18 with parent's permission)

Make new friends - Connect with kids your age

Moving? Sign up for a pen pal to learn about your new base

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School Age Program

The School Age Program provides before and after school care geared toward youth whose parents work full time. The Wayne County School System provides bus service, to and from the Youth Center, Meadowlane Elementary and Greenwood Middle schools.  The program conducts educational and recreational programming for youth 6 to 12 years of age and proudly boasts their accreditation by the National School-Age Care Alliance. Cost is based upon total family income. USDA quality meals and snacks are provided while youth are in attendance at no additional cost. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program contact the School Age Program Coordinator at 919-722-0396. When enrolling your child, please bring the child's birth certificate and immunization record.

The School Age Program also offers hourly care -- space permitting. Drop-in Care allows you to use care during the week, not to exceed two days in a week, as well as "school out" days and during Parents' Night/Day Out. The rate for hourly care is $3 an hour. Sign up at the Youth Center in advance. Current shot records required, including influenza. 

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Youth of Quarter/Year Program

The Youth of the Quarter/Year Program is one of many available through the center's affiliation with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Through daily interactions with the youth, program staff encourage and reinforce traits and values such as caring, honesty, fairness, responsibility and respect as they work towards character development. Each quarter, youth have an opportunity to demonstrate their achievements in home and family leadership, moral character, community, school leadership and service, life goals and obstacles overcome. Quarterly winners compete for SJAFB Youth of the Year and a chance to compete at higher levels to include regional and national competitions. The rewards of the program are vast, from personal growth and the opportunity to represent the base community to college scholarships.

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Air Force Youth Programs coordinate the Congressional Award, a non-competitive program which recognizes excellence in initiative, achievement, and service among young persons ages 14-23. Youth are challenged to set goals in:

  • Voluntary Public Service
  • Personal Development
  • Physical Fitness
  • Expedition or Exploration

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Keystone Club & Teen Council—this is for youth ages 13-18. Members consist of teens who determine policy and procedure needs as well. They acquire character and leadership skills, explore careers and educational opportunities, provide service to their center and community, learn about the free enterprise system, learn about and practice an appreciation for the diversity in others while enhancing their social skills. Members are elected to serve as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer within the club. Teen Council members advocate for all youth on the installation and brief senior leadership on teen issues and concerns.

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The Torch Club functions much like the Keystone Club and is for youth 9 - 12 years old. The Torch Club provides preteens the opportunity to be involved in determining upcoming activities, learning about teamwork and community service.

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The NACCRRA website provides valuable information on the Air Force's Growing Spaces initiatives (QFCC, HCC, OCC, OMCC, & OMCCIYN) as we continue our efforts to support families seeking affordable, quality care when on-base care is not available or nearby. 



Youth (ages 9-18)

Give Parents a Break & Parents Day/Night Out

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Easter in Wonderland
Archery Camp
Autism Fun Run
Earth Day Celebration @ the Youth Center
Month of the Military Child Rodeo
Latin Party
America's Kids Run
Give Parents a Break


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Martial Arts Classes



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AF Youth Programs
1035 Langley Ave.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

School Age Care
(ages 5-12)

Monday - Friday
6:30 to 8 a.m. &
2:30 to 6 p.m.
Teacher Workdays, Summer and Holiday Camps
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Social Recreation Program
(ages 9-18)

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS -Subject to Change
Monday - Thursday
2:45 to 7 p.m.
Friday - 2:45 to 8 p.m.
Saturday - Special Programming Only

Monday - Friday
1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday - Special Programming Only

Closed Sundays, Family Days & Federal Holidays

Youth Programs will open for services when Wayne County Public Schools close due to weather. The hours of operation include the following unless base closure states otherwise:

School Age Care
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for currently enrolled patrons
***Please call the Youth Center for availability of drop-in care

Social Recreation Program
1 to 6 p.m.
***$2 guest service fee for nonmembers

Youth Sports
All sports programs will follow WCPS cancellation of after school activity policy


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