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Youth Centers

Youth Center

The Youth Centers have a wide range of programs for youth in grades 6-12, offering fun-filled afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Free Middle School Teen (MST) programs are offered daily after school and in the afternoons during the summer. MST morning camps are also offered at a nominal fee during the summer to complement the free afternoon program. 

There are special activities for youth scheduled on a continual basis, including social activities and field trips. CYS programs utilize partnerships with 4-H Clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Character Counts to bring enhanced curriculum and other opportunities for growth and development to our children and youth. Programs are intended to offer positive alternatives that will minimize "at risk" behavior during parental duty hours.

Middle School Teen Program

The Middle School Teen (MST) is a free CYS designated program geared to accommodate youth who are grades 6th-12th (typically 11-18 years of age). Activities of the Middle School program are of a more advanced level than those of the School Age Services (SAS). MST activities are challenging and educational. Some of the activities include: workforce preparation, America's Promise Passport, and abuse awareness classes.

Free programs are offered after school, but nominal fees may be charged for special activities. The Boys and Girls Club Keystone Club meets weekly to discuss concerns and needs of teens. The club also participates in numerous community activities. Activities are planned to meet the four Youth Program Service Areas: Sport, Fitness, and Health; Arts, Recreation, and Leisure; Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership; and Mentoring, Education, and Support Services.

Youth Center Activity Rooms
The Common Areas This is a place for youth to relax, play games such as pool, ping pong, etc, or even put on a play in the theater area.
Youth Technology Lab Tech activities for youth include computer access for learning and fun. Computer programs will be used to build youth tech skills. Activities such as Digital Photography, Videography, Aerospace and other life skills will be available.
Activity Room The Entertainment Center offers activities such as video, music, dance, and song. Youth have opportunities to be creative and grow their talents. 
Homework Center The Homework Center offers homework assistance and other educational activities.
Teen Lounge The Lounge is a place where youth ages 13-18 can socialize and relax. Board games and other activities are available as well as TVs for movies and games.

Boys and Girls Club of America:

  • Torch Club
  • Keystone Club
  • Passport to Manhood
  • Smart Girls
  • Healthy Habits

4-H Clubs

There are many active 4-H Clubs in operation. The Youth Center is an affiliate member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, participating in many of their grant and scholarship opportunities and utilizing their curriculum to enhance our programs.

(Please see Event Calendar for days, times and events)

Youth Sponsorship

Sponsors for your middle school or high school teens are available either through the youth program or school.

Army Youth Sponsorship Program

The Youth Sponsorship Club can help your teen learn about their new community and make new friends. Getting involved quickly helps children and teens fit in and feel less stress associated with their PCS move. All it takes to join the club is a visit to the School Age or Youth Center or contact the School Liaison Officer.

Student2Student (S2S)

The Student2Student program connects current middle school and high school students with transitioning students.

Youth Sponsorship Registration

Please send an email to the School Liaison Officer (SLO) to request a sponsor. Also, you can download the Youth Sponsor Request Form, complete and include any additional information that might be helpful to the sponsorship staff in the assignment process as they attempt to pair you with a sponsor whom you will be most compatible with.



Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I find the summer camp weekly schedule?

You can find the summer camp weekly schedule in the CYS Services Family Bulletin and Summer Brochure as well as at the Youth Programs.

2. Where can I find trip schedules for specific teen/youth programs?

You can find trip schedules for specific teen/youth centers in the CYS Services Family Bulletin and Summer Brochure as well as at the Youth Programs themselves. Trip schedules can also be e-mailed upon request by calling DSN 596-7204 / CIV 09641-70-596-7204.

3. How do I sign my child up for an after school program?

All youth registered with CYS Services have access to all Youth Centers. Parents and youth can come by for an introductory tour and additional information. If youth are not registered with CYS Services, they may register at Parent Central Services on Patch Barracks in Building 2347 on the second floor, or Patch Youth Program on Patch Barracks in Building 2337.

4. What is the age restriction for the Youth Program Activity Rooms?

Youth have access to Youth Services programs from the first day of sixth grade until the last day of summer the year they graduate high school. At Patch Youth Program, 9 – 12 graders have their own room in which to relax and participate in activities, whereas the rest of the center, as well as at the Panzer and Robinson Barracks Youth Program, are open to all grades.

5. What clubs are offered?

There are a wide variety of clubs offered at all three Youth Programs, ranging from community service to STEM programs. The beauty of Stuttgart CYS Youth Programs is that the clubs are facilitated and taught by staff, but created, developed, and maintained by the youth. As programming is led by youth interest, some clubs are offered for a period of time, such as robotics and music mixing, and others are more formal arrangements in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) and 4H, such as Passport to Manhood, Keystone Club, and SMART Girls. Please contact your local Youth Program for a full list of clubs provided.

6. Are all of the programs offered through the Youth Programs free? If not, how much do they cost?

Access to Youth Programs, their programs, and daily snack is free. Paid programs include special events such as field trips, camps, dances, and lock-ins.

7. Are there after school programs for elementary school-aged children?

Yes. CYS Services provides high quality and fun programming for before and after school care at the School Age Centers (SACs) on each base. Information and registration can be provided at Parent Central Services on Patch Barracks in Building 2347 on the second floor.

8. Where are the Youth Programs Activity Rooms?

Each of the Youth Programs vary in size, but all have general recreation areas, homework areas, technology centers, and food service areas. The largest, Patch Youth Program, has a separate high school room and full-service kitchen as well as a Tech Lab, Homework Lab, Art Room, and Dance Room.

9. After enrollment, when can my child use the Youth Programs?

After enrollment, your child may attend Youth Programs immediately.

10. If needed, do the buses take the students to the Youth Programs?

The Youth Programs do not have specific bus routes to and from the facilities. The garrison shuttle bus is conveniently timed and located for youth to attend facilities, and all Youth Programs have a copy of the shuttle bus schedule for youths to reference.

  • Patch Youth Center
  • Military DSN (314)596-7204
  • Hours:
    Every other Thursday closed at 4 p.m.
    School Day Out
    U.S. Federal Holidays
    Early Release Thursday
    Summer Camp
    Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri

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