Hours of Operation
|Teen Center Hours- School Days||Mon-Thurs: 3pm-6pm|
The Teen Center is located within building 7211, near the Edwards Thrift Store and Outdoor Recreation, and within walking distance of MJUSD’s Desert Jr-Sr High School on base.
The Teen Center is available for youth ages 13-18 in secondary school, and memberships are available. See more information on annual and daily membership below.
Membership registration is completed within the Child and Youth Program Billing Management System (CYPBMS). Please contact the Teen Center during office hours to be sent a link to create a profile in CYPBMS with instructions and requirements.
The Teen Center empowers youth to find their voice and passion to make a difference in their community and the world through opportunities for planning, decision-making, and advocacy while becoming responsible, caring citizens, and acquiring skills to participate in the democratic process. The Arts, Sports and Recreation, Health and Wellness, and Education are specified areas within the programming offered.
The Teen Center is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America and offers many DAF programs. Field trips and summer camps are also offered through the Teen Center. Registration must be completed within CYPBMS.
The Teen Center officers a snack bar, gaming systems, a pool table, and offers many clubs:
Drama Club, Art Club, and Fashion Design Club.
TEEN CENTER MEMBERSHIP
The cost for an annual Teen Center Membership is at an all-time low. Down from $360 a year to $200 for a School Year Membership. There’s more! Additional siblings form the same family receive a 10% discount. These prices are subject to change, so don’t miss this great opportunity. A daily membership is also available at the cost of $5.00 a day. This membership option is ideal for those teens who only come one a week or a few times a month. Call the Teen Center for more information, 661-275-8336.
Meeting every Wednesday, 3:15-4:15pm at the 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
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.
YOUTH SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
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? The
So you’re moving! Are you nervous? Scared? Excited? Would you like to get to know someone your age, with similar interests at your new base? A youth sponsor can provide you with info about schools, shopping, and culture & maybe even become your bestie!
Would you like a sponsor? The Youth Sponsorship Program is a way to connect with youth and teens at Edwards.
Fill out the Youth Sponsorship request form and our Youth Programs and/or School Liaison will match you up according to gender, age/grade, and interests/hobbies.