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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


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

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  Programs & Classes

Open Recreation Programs

Youth Center Open Recreation is for ages 9-18 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 Programs Open Rec Agreement Packet
  • AF Form 88
  • Copy of current immunizations on file

YP Activity Fee

Sign up now at Youth Programs to get your Keesler YP Activity Card for discounted rates for program fees!

Activity Fee Ages 9-18 years old Ages 5-8 Years old
Yearly Rate $120 $60
School Year (Aug-May) $150 $75
Summer (Jun-Jul) $40 $20


More Info

Preteen & Teen Open Recreation
During the school year, Open Rec program hours are 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Ages 9-18 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.

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

Instructional Classes
Current classes are offered in guitar and ukulele lessons. Looking for instructors to teach additional classes. Please contact the Youth Director for more information.

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.

For those accepted for the School Age Program, please fill out the required documents listed below. These documents are available in the Forms & Downloads section.

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

Youth Sports & Fitness Programs

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.
Youth Sports Leagues
Flag Football Registration: Aug. Season: Sept. - Oct.
Soccer Registration: Sept. - Oct. Season: Nov. - Dec.
Baseball Registration: Jan. - Feb. Season: Mar. - Apr.


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

Those interested in participating in youth sports and/or coaching may download the registration form or coaches packet in the Forms & Downloads section.

*Lil' Dragon's Start Sport Program is available for ages 3-4 with a parent. $25 for six sessions for soccer and baseball. Please register at the Youth Center.

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.

Kids' Zone

Kids' Zone 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 Card Holder. Registration is required by the Wednesday before each month's event as space is limited.


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/Youth Sponsorship Program

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! See Forms & Downloads section for Find-a-Friend request form.

Congressional Award Program

Ages 13.5-23 yrs 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. See the Teen Coordinator for more information.

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. See Teen Coordinator for more information.


Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons (Wednesday and Thursday)
In Person: Individual & Group
Zoom: Group
Ages 3.5-6 years old

Private Ukulele Lessons
$50 per month for (4) 30 minute lessons
$30 per month for (4) 15 minute lessons

Small Group (4 per class) virtual/in person
$20 per month/child for (4) 20 min. lessons

Guitar Lessons Ages 5 & Older
$50 per lesson for (4) private lessons (virtual/in-person)

  Forms & Downloads

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

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Summer Registration Packet 2020

  Schedule & Events

Youth Sports Calendar

Kids' Zone 2020 Calendar

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

 Links & Resources


This secure Department of Defense website provides a single gateway for you to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. With MilitaryChildCare.com, you create an account and maintain a family profile that you can access at any time from any location. By improving and simplifying the child care search process, MilitaryChildCare.com helps you make informed decisions about your child care needs.

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

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(228) 377-4116
DSN 597-4116

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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. Fill out our application in the Forms & Downloads section. Call for more information.

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