Winter Hours of Operation-(Aug. -Mid-May)
Tuesday - Thursday -3:00pm - 7:00pm (pre-teens close at 6:00pm)
Friday - 3:00pm - 8:00pm (pre-teens close at 7:00pm)
Saturday - 12:00pm - 8:00pm (pre-teens close at 7:00pm)
Summer Hours of Operation (Mid-May. - Mid-Aug.)
Tuesday -Thursday - 12:00pm - 7:00pm (pre-teens close at 6:00pm)
Friday - 12:00pm - 8:00pm (pre-teens close at 7:00pm)
Saturday - 12:00pm - 8:00pm (pre-teens close at 7:00pm)
School Age Program open Monday - Friday 6:15am - 6:00pm
****** Program opens at 12:00pm during the summer hours for the Leisure Teens and Pre-Teens
- PCS'ing to Barksdale, Youth can be paired up with a pen-pal to help in the transition period of Youth and Teens. Please click on the link below for a Youth Program Sponsorship handbook with in formation to request a Pen-Pal, web address to local weather, school information, local transportation and more.
click here: Sponsorship Handbook
NEW INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES
Piano and Guitar lessons are now offered for beginner and intermediate level. Classes are are private lessons and are scheduled through the instructor.
Lessons: 4 per month (30 minutes each)
Ages 7 and up
Cost: $70.00 per month
Levels: Beginner and Intermediate
To inquire about classes, please contact 318-456-3448.
Sign up at the Youth Center classes will re-start 4 February 2014
$50.00 per month
Ages 5 - 12 years
To inquire about classes please call 318-456-3448
Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, & Lyrical
Classes are Mondays and Thursdays
Ages: 3-18 years old
Time: 4:00 - 6:00
Cost: $50.00 per month
To inquire about about classes call 456-3448
It's that time of year again! Teen Aviation Camp, Space Camp, and Teen Leadership Camp
For more information please call 456-3448 - POC: Joseph Sonney
Suspenses for all camps is 4 Apr.14
Want to earn college money? Barksdale Youth Program is an approved program.
Air Force Aid Society
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SKILLS (YES) PROGRAM
Program Guidelines (Effective 1 June 2012)
1. Program Description: The Youth Employment Skills (YES) Program is an on-base youth volunteer program funded by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) and jointly administered by AFAS and Air Force Family Member Programs Flight. This program, being offered at select Air Force bases, offers high school aged dependents of Active Duty Air Force members an opportunity to learn valuable work skills while having a positive impact on their base communities. Program participation incentives are in the form of dollar credits for grant funding. The YES Program allows all certified and enrolled high school students to "bank" volunteer dollar credits toward their post-secondary education/training at a rate of $4 per hour volunteered in an on-base position. Students may accumulate as much as 250 hours, for a potential $1000 maximum, over all four years of high school combined. In addition, the participating base youth program will "bank" base community credits at a rate of $2 for every hour volunteered per student, up to a maximum of $10,000 per program year. For purposes of this program, "program year" is defined as the 12-month period beginning 1 June through 31 May of each year. Youth Director, as part of Family Member Programs Flight, manages the YES Program at base level.
2. Eligibility: All high school aged children (grades 9-12) of Active Duty Air Force members assigned to selected bases are eligible to participate. Students who wish to participate must sign a written agreement, developed at base level, of volunteer status (see paragraph 3D). Student volunteers must also submit a YES Position Description (Form 95C, attached) and YES Enrollment Application (Form 95, attached) completed by both the student volunteer and sponsoring Active Duty parent, to the Base Youth Director (see paragraph 4A). Applications will be forwarded to AFAS HQ for processing. Submission of application does not guarantee enrollment approval. Only formal notification from AFAS HQ to Base Youth Director will be considered as final enrollment approval. Requirements for eligibility are as follows:
A) Student must be a dependent son or daughter of an Active Duty Air Force member, assigned to a selected base, and reside on or off base. Dependents of other service personnel (Army, Navy, Marine Corps) and DoD civilians are not eligible.
B) Student must be enrolled in high school and attend full-time as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior. Summer periods will be considered as part of next higher school grade level; i.e. summer after sophomore year will count as junior year, summer after junior year will count as senior year.
C) Student is not otherwise excluded from workplace volunteer positions due to local/state/country labor laws and/or safety restrictions. AFAS will accept up to eight hours worked per day. No credit will be given for lunch, breaks, or travel time.
D) Hours must be volunteered in an on-base position as approved by the Base Youth Director and AFAS HQ as appropriate for the YES Program. (Note: All Chapel affiliated positions, thrift store, base retail operations, waitressing, and Red Cross positions are not eligible). AFAS HQ has final approval on all positions requested.
E) Hours volunteered under a school program, other community programs (including Red Cross) and/or mandated community service hours will not qualify for "banking" either student volunteer credits or base community credits under the YES Program. Students may not use service hours from another volunteer program/organization to count toward their YES credits; YES Program hours must be volunteered above and beyond any other such required service. In addition, Red Cross volunteers sign a form stating they will not be compensated for their hours, giving student’s money for college is considered compensation.
F) Sponsoring Active Duty parent has neither an AFAS Emergency Assistance (EA) nor Education Loan that is uncollectible or delinquent in payment, nor owes a refund on an AFAS Spouse Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) grant.
G) Participation eligibility and accrual of credits terminates upon high school graduation or 31 May of senior year, whichever comes first. Immediate termination of participation eligibility occurs upon withdrawal from high school and/or sponsoring parent's separation/retirement from Active Duty, or PCS to non-participating base. However, these students may still receive their "banked" credits upon completion of high school under the same terms as other students who remain enrolled in high school or whose sponsoring parent remains Active Duty (see paragraphs 4J-K and 5A-C).
Y.E.S. Program application may be picked up at the Barksdale Youth Center. POC is Mr. Sonney /Mr. Sedberry at 456-3448
Help Barksdale Youth
The Barksdale Youth Program is listed in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Contributions from this program provide area youth with safe, well rounded programs and learning opportunities.
Martial Arts Instructors
The Youth Center is currently seeking instructors for Martial Arts, and Dance . If you are interested in being an instructor please call 318.456.3448 for further details. Instructors will be under a personal services contract.