(229) 257-3067 | DSN: 460-3067
School Year – Teens: M – Th: 3 – 8 pm | Fri: 3 – 10 pm | Sat: 3 – 10 pm
Summer/Holiday – Teens: M – Th: 1 – 7 pm | Fri: 1 – 10 pm | Sat: 11 am – 7 pm
School Year – Preteens: M – Th: 3 – 7 pm | Fri: 3 – 10 pm | Sat: 3 – 10 pm
Summer/Holiday – Preteens: M – Th: 1 – 6 pm | Fri: 1 – 9 pm | Sat:11 am – 6 pm
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The School-Age Program provides care for children ages five to 12 before and after school, on school holidays and during summer vacation. Our program is accredited through the National After School Association (NAA), and provides quality care for children of active duty military, DOD and NAF civilians, Reservists and base contractors. We promote an enriching environment by meeting the social, cognitive, physical and developmental needs of school-age youth. Fees are based on total family income. Bus transportation to and from Pine Grove Elementary, Pine Grove Middle School and Lowndes High School is provided by the Lowndes County Board of Education. The Youth Center offers van transportation on an as needed, space available basis each school term from Dewar Elementary and Sallas-Mahone Elementary for an additional fee. For more information, please contact our School-Age Coordinator at 257-7297.
YOUTH RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Join us each quarter as we celebrate the many achievements of our youth. A special recognition ceremony is held that highlights the achievements in the areas of education, fitness, character education and more!
The Youth Center is open for recreational activities each afternoon for preteens and teens, and on Saturdays. Self-directed areas offer pool, ping-pong, computers, video games, TV, and a Teen Lounge. Youth Center members have unlimited access to these areas during operational hours. Guests may accompany a member for a fee.
Small-group youth leadership and service club for members ages 11 to 13 years old (Jr Torch for age 10). Club staff can help meet the needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage of their development. Check our monthly calendar for meeting dates and times.
Come cook up some of your favorite recipes. Preteens and teens learn everything from proper food preparation to making delicious snacks and meals using the Food Guide Pyramid. Check our monthly calendar for meeting dates and times – this is a free event!
Youth ages 9 to 18 meet once a week to experience a variety of artistic media such as art, music and drama.
GIVE PARENTS A BREAK
Air Force Aid Society’s Respite Care Program for youth in Kindergarten through age 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. once a month. Care is provided for children of deployed parents, single parents, and others who need a break. Referrals are required and can be obtained at the Family Support Center, Chapel, Child Development Center, or Youth Center.
KIDS NIGHT OUT
Mom and Dad, want a night out but don’t know what to do with the kids? Well, bring them to the Youth Center for Kids Night Out one Friday every month from 6 to 10 pm for a fun-filled night with their friends. We have games, crafts, movies and dinner for all kids in kindergarten through age 12. Cost is $25 per child. You must register by noon the day of the event. Check our calendar for the next one!
Keeping Every Youth Strongly Tuned in On National Excellence. This youth advisory program encompasses community service, leadership and social development. This group, the heart of Moody’s teen programs, meets weekly for youths ages 14 to 18 (13 year olds may be Jr Keystone members or may join Torch).
TEEN POWER HOUR
Helps teens (ages 13 and up) by providing homework assistance and tutoring. Computers are available. A free healthy snack is offered to all participants. This program operates Monday through Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Homeschoolers are welcome! You can ride the bus to the Youth Center from Pine Grove Middle School or Lowndes High School.
CONGRESSIONAL AWARD PROGRAM
A volunteer recognition program for ages 13 to 24 allows young people the opportunity to set personal goals and achieve them. Goal areas include volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Participants meet individually with an advisor. Call 257-3067 for details.
YOUTH OF THE QUARTER AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR
A program that recognizes members’ service to Club and Community through participation in youth programs, volunteer programs and academic successes. Youth in grades 10 to 12 are eligible to compete.
OPEN RECREATION OFF SCENE
Join Moody Youth Programs once a month as we take the party downtown! Ages 9 and up can jump on board the YP van or bus and head all around south Georgia and north Florida for mini day trips. Dinners, movies, golf, bowling, fun stations, educational seminars and more are offered each month! Check our online calendar for details.
Youth Programs also has several big annual events, including Kids Deployment Line (in conjunction with the Airman & Family Readiness Center), Teen Lock-In, Preteen Lock-In, Girl Power and Passport to Manhood.
An annual sports physical must be completed prior to youth’s participation in any sport or instructional program.
-Baseball: Baseball and T-ball leagues are played in the spring. Younger teams play on base. Older teams play with downtown organizations.
-Basketball: Offered in the winter for youth ages 5-12. The league focuses on skill building and the fundamentals of the game of basketball.
-Dance Classes: Ballet, tap, funky jazz and hip hop classes are available for ages 3 and up. Classes meet weekly. Recitals are held in May and December each year. Stop by for a registration packet and details.
-Karate: Youth Programs offers instructional karate classes for youth ages 3 – 18. Classes are taught by certified instructors with years of experience. Stop by the Youth Center for class details.
-Soccer: Soccer leagues are played in fall and spring for ages 4 – 13. Moody has recently teamed up with South Georgia United Soccer Club in order to grow the youth soccer program in Lowndes County. Coaches receive training from the National Alliance Youth Sports and National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) and focus on individual skill development. An annual sports physical must be completed prior to participating in sports programs.
-Smart Start Baseball, Soccer & Basketball: Start Smart is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children ages 3 and 4. The program includes parents in preparing children for organized baseball in a fun, non-threatening environment. Soccer is taught in the fall, basketball is taught in the winter, and baseball is taught in the spring.
USAF FitFamily is a great resource for you and your family to get out and get fit together! Check out their website at http://www.usaffitfamily.com/.
Moody AFB Youth Sports is proud to be a member of the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS). All of our coaches are trained and certified members of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). If you would like to volunteer to coach, please contact Youth Programs for the next NYSCA training date.