The Teen Center provides youth ages 13 through 18 a safe and exciting place to go after school. It is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America and offers many of the BGCA programs, as well as Air Force programs too. Programs such as cooking, guitar, photography, robotics, Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, Money Matters, Career Launch, Leadership, Community Service, Youth of the Month. They can also get involved in theater productions, arts and crafts projects, digital arts, web design, and many other fun activities.
TEEN CENTER MEMBERSHIP
Parents – memberships at the Teen Center are available year round.
Cost is $360 for an annual membership.
One of the worst times for a teen to make bad decisions is between the hours of 3 pm and 6 pm. For a dollar a day you can have peace of mind knowing that your son or daughter is in a safe, fun and developmental environment with a caring staff that will make sure your son or daughter feels right at home and have a great experience. Members are also eligible for discounted prices and FREE access to summer camps.
Meeting every Wednesday, 3-4pm, Teen Center
The Keystone Club is a leadership club for teens who are interested in learning or improving their own leadership skills. The club focuses on Leadership, Community Service, Academic Success, Career Preparation, and Teen Outreach. Come by the Teen Center for more information.
Teen Sponsorship is available for teens that will be moving to Edwards AFB.
The Teen Center will partner your teen up with someone of the same age, grade, gender, and with similar interests. Together they will tour the center, the school, the base, so they will have an immediate friend the minute you land. On the other hand, if you happened to be PCS’ing from Edwards, we can help there to. Tell us where you are going and we will contact their Teen Center so your son or daughter can correspond with someone who lives where you’re going.
THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds; young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace – on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.
Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.
For more information about the Congressional Award see Mr. Paul or Call 275-TEEN.
MILITARY YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Do you have the right stuff? Are you a true leader, a crusader for community service, a person with a vision for America’s future? Then perhaps you are the next National Youth of the Year. Maybe you are the one to win literally thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships. If you think you have the right stuff, run, don’t walk to your nearest teen center and inquire within.
OPERATION TALENT SEARCH
Every year Edwards Teen Center and Community Center host this talent search to show case all the talent here on Edwards. Winners win local prizes and then go on to compete at the Air Force level where they can win big bucks and big prizes such as a recording contract.
The Keystone Kafe is a small snack bar at the Teen Center where the kids can get snacks, do their homework and hang out with friends. They can use one of the many gaming systems available, work on the computers or watch TV. Watch the Services magazine SABRE because the Teen Center also hosts many special events such as “Find Rudolph”, “UGT” Family & Teen Talent Show, field trips and many other adventures.