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Youth Center
Welcome to the

Youth Center

Youth Center
Welcome to the

Youth Center

Our Mission

To provide a S.A.F.E. experience while offering a myriad of programs, clubs, events, and instructional/educational options for ages 5-18 and their families.

  General Info

Keesler Youth Programs is a place where children and teens can grow, learn and connect in a safe and exciting environment. Our Youth Center has a teen and open recreation area that has a video game room, video editing area, arts and crafts area, movie theater, culinary zone, and table games. The Youth Center also has a gymnasium, before and after school care classrooms, athletic fields, and a play area. Our Youth Programs cultivates social learning, recreational activity, and life skills. It's a place where all children are welcome and free to explore who they are and want to become.

Amenities & Services

  • Multipurpose video room
  • Gymnasium
  • Music room
  • Kitchen/café area
  • Open rec game area
  • Teen Zone room
  • Playground
  • Three baseball fields
  • 4H & Boys and Girls Club Curriculum
  • Special Interest Clubs (gaming, video, drama)
  • Pre-Teen & Teen Leadership Clubs
  • Instructional classes (ukelele, guitar, gymnastics, UK soccer)
  • Educational tutoring and online facilitation
  • Youth Sports Program
  • YP Card Membership
  • Youth Sponsorship Program
  • President's Volunteer Service Award

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  School Age Care

School Age Care promotes the cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, language, and physical development of children through programs and services that recognize differences in children and youth and encourages self-confidence, curiosity, creativity, self-discipline, and resiliency.

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. Schools currently supported are Back Bay Elementary, Popps Ferry Elementary, and Biloxi Upper Elementary, D'Iberville Elementary and Middle School. Transportation is offered to and from schools based on need and vehicle availability at an additional cost.

Total Family Income Chart 2021-2022:
CatergoryTotal Family IncomeWeekly Fee/Child
I$0 – $30,000$58
II$30,001 - $40,000$67
III$40,001 - $50,000$82
IV$50,001 - $60,000$100
V$60,001 – $70,000$119
VI$70,001 – $80,000$126
VII$80,001 – $90,000$139
VIII$90,001 – $100,000$142
IX$100,001 - $110,000$146
X$110,001 - $120,000$149
XI$120,001 - $130,000$156
XII$130,001 - $140,000$162
XIII$140,000 +$167
DoD ContractorsNot Applicable$217
We begin accepting DD Form 2652 and June/July LES as of Jul 19, 2021 for reassessing of Total Family Incomes. The 15% discount for multiple children will remain. For more questions, please contact us at 228-377-4116.

Please register through the Military Child Care website for Before and After School Program, Holiday camps, and summer camp.

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For those accepted for the School Age Program, please fill out the required documents listed below.

  • School Age Agreement Packet
  • DD Form 2652
  • AFI 1181

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Additional Programs

Give Parents a Break (GPAB)

GPAB is a monthly event that offers FREE childcare at the Child Development Center and Youth Center for Air Force Families experiencing the stress associated with deployment, a new baby, illness, or other issues impacting family life. Must be referred to by a base helping agency such as the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Chaplain, etc. Must have current paperwork on file and register prior to Wednesday of each month's event.

Parents Day/Night Out

Parents Day/Night Out is held in conjunction with GPAB. The Child Development Center and Youth Center offer childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years old for $25/child or $20/Youth Center Activity Cardholder. Registration is required by the Wednesday before each month's event as space is limited.

2022 Schedule

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.

  Youth Programs/Open Recreation

Department of the Air Force Youth Programs (YP) offer opportunities for positive youth development by supporting the skills, interests, qualities, and abilities of all youth.

Open Recreation

Youth Center Open Recreation is for ages 9-18 years old that participate in a variety of Boys & Girls Club and 4-H programming. A monthly calendar of events is available at the Youth Center. Transportation services are available to pick up from Biloxi Jr. High and Biloxi High School back to the Youth Center for a weekly fee. For those interested in registering for the Youth Program, please fill out the required documents listed below.

  • Youth Programs Open Rec Agreement Packet
  • AF Form 88
  • Copy of current immunizations on file

Download Forms

YP Membership

Sign up now at Youth Programs to get your Keesler Punch Card for discounted rates for program fees! The yearly membership fee is $120.

Clubs:

  • Career Launch
  • Cooking Club
  • DJ Club
  • Fine Art Club
  • Gamers Club
  • Junior Staff
  • Keystone Club
  • Life Skills 101
  • Passport to Manhood
  • S.M.A.R.T. Girls
  • S.T.E.A.M.
  • Torch Club
  • Triple Play

Additional Programs

Parents Day/Night Out

Parents Day/Night Out is held in conjunction with GPAB. The Child Development Center and Youth Center offer childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years old for $25/child or $20/Youth Center Activity Cardholder. Registration is required by the Wednesday before each month's event as space is limited.

2022 Schedule

  Instructional Classes

GUITAR & UKULELE

Wednesday/Thursday

Ukulele for ages 3.5-6
$35 for (4) 20 minute private sessions
$50 for (4) 30 minute private sessions

Guitar for ages 5-18
$50 for (4) 30 minute sessions

For those interested, please fill out the forms below.

Download Forms


PIANO

Monday/Tuesday

$50 for (4) 30 minute private lessons

Ages 5 and older. For those interested, please fill out the forms below.

Download Forms


Interested in being an instructor?

Bring your passion and talents to our Instructional Program! Start up a class with us! We have both contracting and volunteer opportunities. It's a great way to make extra income, utilize your passion, and work with kids. We're looking for those interested in dance, jui jitsu, music, languages, art, tutoring, photography, and so much more! Give us a call at 228-377-4116 if interested!

Instructor Info Form


  Youth Sports & Fitness

Our Youth Sports & Fitness Program offers sports leagues, sports clinics/camps, family fun runs, and fitness events for individuals to have fun while staying active.

  • Must be 5 years old before practice starts
  • Copy of current physical and immunizations is required at time of registration

Registration Forms

*Lil' Dragon's Start Sport Program is available for ages 3-4 with a parent. $35 for six sessions for soccer and baseball. Soccer is held in September and baseballl will be held in March. Please register at the Youth Center.

Want to volunteer?

We need coaches and officials! If you're interested in volunteering for Youth Sports, give us a call at 228-377-4116.

  Parent Advisory Board

All parents whose children are enrolled in CYP are a part of the PAB. The committee acts in an advisory capacity, providing recommendations for improving services. The committee is also responsible for developing the parent involvement plan for Child Development Center, School Age Care, and Family Child Care.

Meetings held quarterly. For those interested in attending, please call us!

  Forms & Downloads

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

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  Schedule & Events

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

 School Liaison

We serve as the liaison between the installation commander, base agencies, military parents, and schools by providing assistance in matters pertaining to student education. We can provide you information on our local public schools, private/parochial schools, home schools, and more!

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Hours

SAC Mon - Fri: 6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open Rec Mon - Fri: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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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Interested individuals will need a background check, coaches training, child abuse training, and CPR & first aid certification. Call for more information.

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