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Youth Center
Welcome to the

Youth Center

Youth Center
Welcome to the

Youth Center

Our Mission

The Youth Center provides a safe, enriching, developmentally stimulating environment for children and youth and support Airmen and their spouses in their role as parents. We provide School Age Programs, Sports & Fitness Programs, and Youth Programs. Youth can develop their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship, and recognition.

  General Info

Amenities

  • Multipurpose video room
  • Gymnasium
  • Music room
  • Kitchen/café area
  • Open rec game area
  • Teen Zone room
  • Playground
  • Batting cage
  • Three baseball fields
  • Concession stand
  Programs & Classes

Youth Program

Youth Center Open Recreation is for ages 9-17 years old. For those interested in registering for the Youth Program, please fill out the required documents listed below.  These documents are available in the Forms & Downloads section.

  • Youth Packet
  • DD Form 2652
  • AFI 1181
Open Recreation Programs

Youth Sports
Our Youth Sports program offers teams for individuals to have fun while staying active. Those interested in participating in youth sports may download the registration form in Forms and Downloads below.

Preteen & Teen Open Recreation
3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, ages 9-18 participate in a variety of Boys & Girls Club and 4-H programming. Stop by the Youth Center for a monthly calendar of events.

Keystone Club Teen Leadership
Second and fourth Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. The focus is on leadership, community service, and teen council.

Guitar Lessons
$
50/month, once a week on Wednesdays or Fridays. Call to schedule.


After School Age Program

Before and After School Care is available for ages 5-12 years old (must be entering Kindergarten school year 2018) from Mon-Fri. 6:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Weekly fees are based on Total Family Income. Paperwork and current immunizations are required prior to the start of the program. Limited space based on capacity and enrollment priority based on eligibility. The program follows the Biloxi School system starting in August. Transportation is offered to and from schools based on need and vehicle availability at an additional cost. Schools currently supported are Jeff Davis Elementary, Popps Ferry Elementary, and Biloxi Upper Elementary. Transportation for D'Iberville Elementary and Middle School will be offered if there is enough need (must have a minimum of 12 to offer).

Please register through militarychildcare.com for Before and After School Program, Holiday camps, and summer camp.


Give Parents a Break

GPAB is an Air Force Aid program that offers free child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years at the Youth and Child Development Centers for AF families referred by base helping agencies. Space is limited. For more information, call 377-2211. The schedule is available for download in Forms and Downloads below.

Kids' Zone

An evening of child care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years only $25. No refunds for no-shows.  Care for children age 6-weeks to 5-years is provided at the Child Development Center. Care for children kindergarten through age 12 is provided at the Youth Center. Space is limited.

Eligible patrons include:

  • Active duty military personnel.
  • DoD APF/NAF civilian employees.
  • Reserve component military personnel on active duty or inactive duty training status.
  • Combat-related wounded warriors.
  • Surviving spouses of military members who died from a combat-related incident.
  • Those acting in loco parentis for the dependent child of an otherwise eligible patron.
  • Eligible employees of DoD contractors.
  • Others authorized on a space available basis (retirees, AD personnel not assigned to the specific installation, and military with an unemployed spouse).

NOTE: Those in eligibility H will be in the lowest priority which determines when they are offered a slot, but they are still eligible to utilize the facility.  Schedules and applications are available for download in Forms and Downloads below.


Military Kids Connect

A DoD website for children experiencing the challenges of military deployments. The site contains features that will help youth ages 6-17, parents and educators navigate the emotions and challenges experienced throughout the deployment cycle.

Find-a-Friend

Moving to Keesler? Let us help you find a friend here! Through our sponsorship program, we’ll match you with someone who has similar likes and dislikes. Your new friend will be able to answer questions about Keesler and the surrounding area to help make your move something to look forward to!

Congressional Award Program

Ages 13.5-23 set and achieve personal goals in four areas: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificate or Medal. See congressionalaward.org for more information. Registration is FREE for teens who sign up through the Keesler Youth Center. 

Presidential Volunteer Award Program

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. Teens may register through Keesler AFB Youth Center for Volunteer Recognition Program.

  Forms & Downloads

Please click the button below to download any of the available forms and downloadable media from this facility.

Facility Download Library

  Special Offers

Air Force Club Member Discount

Show your club card and get 10% off Youth Sports.

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  Schedule & Events

Youth Sports Calendar

To see a list of our schedule and events, please visit the FSS Calendar:

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Get In Touch:

Hours

SAC Mon - Fri: 06:00 - 19:00
Open Rec Mon - Fri: 15:00 - 18:00

Closures & Restrictions

Contact

(228) 377-4116
DSN 597-4116

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Location

603 J St. Bldg. 6801
Keesler AFB, MS 39534

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WiFi

Not currently offered at this facility.

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Volunteer Youth Coaches Needed!

Interested individuals will need a background check, coaches training, child abuse training, and CPR & first aid certification. Fill out our application in the Forms & Downloads section. Call for more information.

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