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FORT HOOD CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL SERVICES

Marika Williams Age: 14 Grade: 8 What is your favorite summer moment? "Watching TV."

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Chanz Patterson Age: 15 Grade: 10 What is your favorite summer moment? "Making a Rap Song at the youth center."

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Tyriq Person Age: 13 Grade: 7 What is your favorite summer moment? "Playing Basketball with my friends at High-C." Elizabeth Cipriano Age: 11 yrs old Grade: 6th What is your favorite summer moment? “I like to play volleyball with my family.”

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Britini Garcia Age: 13 Grade: 8th What is your favorite summer moment? “I like to be with my friends, be outside and sleep.”

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Tyriq

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YOUTH SHARE THEIR FAVORITE SUMMER VACATION MOMENT


Contents

CYSS SENSATIONS MAGAZINE VOLUME 1 • NUMBER 3 • 2011

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Family Benefits

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Parent Central Services Registration Services CYS Services Online Special Needs Accommodation Process

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Soldier and Family Assistance Center School Liaison Services Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood Child Development Centers Child Development Services

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Family Child Care Child Development Home Kids On-Site

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School Age Care

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Youth Services

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Youth Sports and Fitness

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SKIESUnlimited

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the edge

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Youth HIRED!


Fort Hood

Chief of Child, Youth & School Services From the desk of J. Yveta Phillips Greetings Fort Hood Families, Friends, and Neighbors! Welcome to our summer edition of CYSS S e n s a t i o n s ! C h i l d , Yo u t h a n d S c h o o l Services is a team of t e a m s . O n e o f o u r teams consists of our Training Specialists --highly experienced and educated professionals whose goal is to provide exceptional training to all CYSS staff members. Every CYSS direct care staff member begins his/her training process on the first day of employment. This training includes the Army Foundation Training process, which consists of 18 months of child development education. During the foundation training period, we focus on the developmental stages, such as the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of children/ youth. The trainers in each CYSS program have the responsibility of teaching staff how to develop lesson plans and program activities. These lesson plans and program activities support each child’s growth and development. For example, the middle school/teen program has trainers that meet with staff weekly for programming meetings. During these meetings they work together as a team planning the activities that happen daily within the program and focus on the four service areas; Sports, Fitness & Health; Life Skills, Citizenship & Leadership, Arts, Recreation & Leisure; Academic Support and Mentoring & Intervention. Programming also includes workforce preparation, youth technology labs, financial readiness, character education, youth sponsorship, and special events programming along with many other programs. Even after the foundation training is complete, the training does not end, and we conduct monthly trainings and workshops specializing in child/youth development and program implementation. The staff in each program reviews child/youth observations and notes to develop the lesson plan in accordance with the children’s/youth’s interests and developmental needs. Program and activity development is a team effort, and behind every fabulous CYSS activity are hours of training and planning! Respectfully, J.Yveta Phillips Chief, Child, Youth and School Services Division

June-Sept 2011 Garrison Commander COL Mark Freitag

Director Family and MWR Nicholas R. Johnsen

Deputy Director Family and MWR Lorenzo J. Westbrook

Child, Youth & School Services Chief J.Yveta Phillips

Child Development Services (CDS) Administrator Kim Bleakley-Sias

Youth & School Age Care (YSAC) Administrator Sheila R. Curtis

Parent & Outreach Services (P&OS) Administrator Peggy Stamper

Program Operations Specialists Tonia Zimmer and Myrna Hurst

Lead Training Specialist Tami Dorsey

Family and MWR Partnership Specialist Koy C. Grant

CYSS Division, Lead Administrative Assistant Donna Ingram

The information in this issue is current at time of publication. Activities and events are subject to change. For confirmation please call the activity.

Child, Youth and School Services Sensations is the unofficial seasonal magazine of Child, Youth and School Services activities for Fort Hood. Contents are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Fort Hood Command. All programs and activities listed in this magazine shall be made available for use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical/mental handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the user or patron.

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ARMY FAMILY COVENANT

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enior Army leaders signed the Army Family Covenant in October 2007 and pledged to support Soldiers’ Families while they defend the nation. “The health of our all-volunteer force, our Soldier-volunteers, our Family-volunteers, depends on the health of the Family.The readiness of our all-volunteer force depends on the health of the Families,” said Mr. Pete Geren, Secretary of the Army.“I can assure you that your Army leadership understands the important contribution each and every one of you makes. We need to make sure we step up and provide the support Families need so the Army Family stays healthy and ready.” Chief of Staff of the Army, General George W. Casey, said the Army wants to provide Soldiers and their Families with a level of support commensurate with their level of service, and the covenant is in direct response to concerns from Army Families. “We recognize the commitment and increasing sacrifices that our Families are making every day. We recognize the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families. We are committed to providing Soldiers and Families a Quality of Life that is commensurate with their service. We are committed to providing our Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive. We are committed to building a partnership with Army Families that enhances their strength and resilience. We are committed to improving Family readiness by: zz zz zz zz zz zz

Standardizing and funding existing Family programs and services Increasing accessibility and quality of health care Improving Soldier and Family housing Ensuring excellence in schools, youth services, and child care Expanding education and employment opportunities for Family members For Child,Youth & School Services, this means we can provide an array of benefits to Families, as outlined:

SUMMER • Army Family Covenant


www.hoodmwr.com/childandyouth.htm Deployment - must have orders zz Free child care during Mandatory Deployment Meetings zz Free child care for FRG Meetings, not to exceed 2 hours (courtesy of ACS) zz 16 Free child care hours per month per child (30 days before to 90 days after deployment) zz $2 hourly care rate beyond Free child care hours zz 20% Reduction in fees for full/part day care for employed and full-time student spouses (30 days before to 90 days after deployment) zz Up to $300 in SKIESUnlimited Classes per child during deployment zz Up to $100 in team or individual sports per child during deployment Temporary Change of Station, Unaccompanied Permanent Change of Station or TDY (90-179 days) - must have orders zz Free child care during Mandatory Deployment Meetings zz Free child care for FRG Meetings, not to exceed 2 hours (courtesy of ACS) zz 16 Free child care hours per month per child (during TCS/PCS/TDY only) zz $2 hourly care rate beyond Free child care hours zz Up to $150 in SKIESUnlimited Classes per child (during TCS/PCS/TDY only) zz Up to $50 in team or individual sports per child (during TCS/PCS/TDY only) Wounded Warriors-Warriors In Transition - see your SFAC Liaison for details zz Free child care during Support Group Meetings zz Free child care for FRG Meetings, not to exceed 2 hours (courtesy of ACS) zz 16 Free child care hours per month per child (during designated eligible period) zz $2 hourly care rate beyond Free child care hours zz Unlimited Free child care for Medical Appointments zz Category 1 fees for full/part day care zz Up to $300 in SKIESUnlimited Classes per child (during designated eligibility period) zz Up to $100 in team or individual sports per child (during designated eligibility period) Survivors of Fallen Warriors - see your SOS Representative for details zz 16 Free child care hours per month per child zz $2 hourly care rate beyond Free child care hours zz Free child care during Support Group Meetings zz 40 Free child care hours per child (valid from notification until 4 weeks after burial) zz Category 1 fees for full/part day care zz Up to $300 in SKIESUnlimited Classes per child zz Up to $100 in team or individual sports per child Rear Detachment or WT Cadre - must provide documentation zz Free child care during Mandatory Deployment Meetings zz Free child care for FRG Meetings, not to exceed 2 hours (courtesy of ACS) zz 5 Free child care hours per month, per child (during support assignment) zz $2 Hourly Care rate beyond Free child care hours zz Up to $150 in SKIESUnlimited Classes per child (during support assignment) zz Up to $50 in Team or Individual Sports per child (during support assignment)

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Child, Youth & School Services exists to serve Families. Check out all of the terrific programs and activities offered!

OVERVIEW Parent Central Services Bldg 121 (Across from Mega Food Court) 254-287-8029

In order to access outstanding child care and enrichment programs, your first stop is with the friendly folks at Parent Central Services where you will register your children with CYSS. Registration is FREE, but individual services may require a fee. Bldg 121, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, across from the Mega Food Court 254-287-8029.

Registration Services Registration is available Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 3 pm and Friday, 7:30 am - 12 pm. Participation in any CYSS activity requires a completed, annual CYSS registration. Registration packets are available for download at www.hoodmwr.com. Documents required for registration include: zz Military/Civilian Identification Card zz AKO email address for Active Duty Military Members only zz Child’s Social Security Card zz Shot Records zz Leave and Earnings Statement zz Health Assessment or Well Baby Check Up zz 3 Local Emergency Designees zz Special Needs Accommodation Process (if applicable)

CYS Services Online We also offer CYS Services Online: https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/hoodcyms.html zz Make payments for full-day/part-day care and select on-going SKIESUnlimited classes (outstanding balances only; pre-payments cannot be made) zz Sign up and pay for the edge classes, SKIESUnlimited classes, and view youth sports activities zz Make reservations for hourly care (for registered patrons at Chaffee CDC only) zz View and print child care statements, receipts, and tax statements zz View and print documents required for The edge, SKIESUnlimited and Youth Sports zz View Family Activity Calendars zz Fast Lane Services: Fast lane services include child care wait list placements, class and team sports enrollments, payments and childcare placements. Fast lane services are available Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and Fridays, 7:30 am - 12 pm.

Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) Special medical needs may require SNAP and must be completed by a medical professional; procedures and forms are available for download at www.hoodmwr.com. Once received by Parent Central Services, SNAP forms require 7-10 business days for processing. Patrons seeking to complete an annual registration update are recommended to turn in the required SNAP forms at least 14 days in advance to Parent Central Services.

SUMMER • CYSS Overview


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Fort Hood Child, Youth & School Services Everything you need for toddlers to teens! Parent Central Services is your gateway to

Child, Youth & School Services.

All customers must register at PCS before they may access CYSS programs. Bldg 121, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, 254-287-8029

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CHILD, YOUTH AND SCHO Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) The CYSS SFAC Liaison is available

to assist Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) and their Families with all their CYSS needs. Families can register with CYSS and get information about CYSS programs and activities. Child care is also available for all SFAC appointments. SFAC is located at Bldg 36042 Darnall Loop and is open Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm. Call 254-287-8659 for more information.

School Liaison Services (SLS)

School Liaison Officers work with, and help support, eight surrounding school districts in the Fort Hood area. The school districts include Belton, Copperas Cove, Florence, Gatesville, Killeen, Lampasas, Salado and Temple. The SLO office is located in the Rivers Building, across from the Mega Food Court, and is open Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:30 pm. Call 254-288-7946 to talk with a School Liaison Officer.

Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood (ACCYN) The U.S. Army and the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) have joined forces to help Army Families find and pay for quality off-post child care through Army Child Care in Your Neighborhood (ACCYN). The Army supports developing high-quality child care spaces in off-post child care centers that have the potential to become nationally accredited. The objective of this project is to ensure civilian child care programs provide care to Army Families that are comparable in quality to Army operated on-post spaces. As with any child care program made available by the Army, one of the most important aspects of child care for parents is to have peace of mind knowing that their children are in safe, nurturing child care settings while they work, attend school or are deployed. Call Parent Central Services at 254-287-8029 for additional information and referrals.

SUMMER • CYSS Overview

Child Development Centers (CDCs) CDCs offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care programs for children 6 weeks - 5 years of age. A developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children is planned by the teaching staff with attention to the different needs, interests, and developmental levels of children who attend. Hourly care services are available at Chaffee Child Development Center. Hourly care is short-term child care for children whose parents have a medical/ dental appointment, volunteer commitment, or just need some respite time. Reservations may be made up to one month in advance. The CDC part-day programs change every year as the needs of the patrons change. The program for preschool age children normally follows the Killeen ISD school year calendar. All CDCs offer trained teaching staff, balanced meals, ageappropriate developmental activities and are nationally accredited! zz Chaffee Child Development Center - Before/after for pre-kindergarten children attending Meadows and Venable Elementary Schools, hourly care, Bldg 198, TJ Mills Boulevard, 254-287-4749 zz Clear Creek Child Development Center - Monday Friday, Before/after for pre-kindergarten children attending Clear Creek Elementary, full-day care, part-day care, Bldg 4819/4820, Washington Avenue, 254-288-5222 zz Comanche Child Development Center - Before/after for pre-kindergarten children attending Clarke, Hobby, and Duncan Elementary, full-day care, part-day care, Bldg 52024, Tank Destroyer Boulevard, 254-287-4848 zz Fort Hood Child Development Center - Full-day care, Strong Beginnings pre-kindergarten program, Bldg 113, TJ Mills Boulevard, 254-287-6037

Child Development Services CDC/FCC provides care for children from four weeks to five years old.


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OOL SERVICES OVERVIEW Family Child Care - The Family Child Care program is a professionally managed network of adult individuals certified to provide child care in on-post government quarters and in their off-post homes for children four weeks to 10 years and provide programs such as extended hours [for parents who must go on temporary duty (TDY) or field assignments] or special needs care. FCC homes may also offer hourly care services, part-day care, or before and after school care. FCC providers are certified after meeting basic regulatory requirements and their homes are regularly monitored by FCC staff and inspected for fire, health and safety compliance. In addition, FCC providers work to obtain National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation using the same high standards and are encouraged to participate in special activities. Contact the Family Child Care Administrative Office, Bldg 283, Battalion Avenue and 37th Street, 254-287-5448. Child Development Home An alternative program to the regular Child Development Center and Family Child Care home is available to parents at the Child Development (CD) Home. The CD Home is operated in set of a government quarters, offers the best of FCC in a home environment while being staffed by Child and Youth Program Assistants as in a Child Development Center. It is specifically designed to offer infant care, respite care, hourly care, extended hours care, emergency care and transition care with special needs and services. The CD Home is staffed by a team of welltrained professionals that have either Child Developmental Associate credentials or Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Education, are flexible, demonstrate leadership, and have made the CD Home a safe and nurturing environment for children. Their professionalism and dedication make this child care option a quality program. Kids On-Site (KOS)

Kids On-Site provides on site child care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. Call us to make arrangements for your next Family Readiness Group (FRG) meeting, social event, retreat or gathering.  KOS also provides child care at Abrams Fitness Center and the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Facility. For more information call 254-288-2141

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SCHOOL AGE CARE School Age Care offers before and after-school hours, during school-out days, for spring and winter breaks, and all summer long for children kindergarten through 5th grade. The cost is only $4 per hour for up to 5 hours a week, $30 for more than 4 daily hours, $16 for less than 4 daily hours. School Age Care’s rates are based on total Family income and include all trips, activities and meals/snacks). During the school year, School Age Care has seven sites, open to children kindergarten - 5th grades. For more information, call 254-287-7950.

School Age Care Sites: � Clarke SAC: 254-539-8692, after care 2:30 - 6 pm & before care 5:30 - 8 am daily, Bldg 51612, Comanche Avenue, Comanche II � Clear Creek SAC: 254-554-3667, after care 3:30 - 6 pm & before care 5:30 - 8:30 pm daily, Bldg. 4800, Hwy 190, access road near Clear Creek Drive � Duncan SAC: 254-287-4362, after care 2:30 - 6 pm & before care 5:30 - 8 am daily, Bldg 52808, on Muskogee Road, Comanche III � Montague SAC: 254-539-8695, after care 2 - 6 pm & before care 5:30 - 7:30 am daily, Bldg 84001, Clements Drive, West Fort Hood

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� Venable Village SAC: 254-616-5943, after care 2:30 6 pm & before care 5:30 - 8 am daily, Bldg 60616, Venable Village Drive, Venable Village � Hobby SAC: 254-200-6510, after care 2 - 6 pm & before care 5:30 - 7:30 am daily, Bldg 53210, Lost Moccasin, Comanche III � Walker SAC: 254-290-1247 after care 2:45 - 6 pm daily, Bldg 85018 next to Warrior Way Commissary & before care at Meadows Elementary 254-2877950, 5:30 - 7 am daily. Service only provides after care transportation from Meadows Elementary.

SUMMER SPECTRUM DAY CAMP ACTIVITIES

SAC Aerospace and Robotics Club Blast Off into the Walker School Age Care Aerospace club! Learn to create different types of kites • Learn all about robots • Make your own robots and rockets • Discover the Solar System • Experience what it is like to be a pilot • Challenge your knowledge of aerospace in the space station skill-a-thon Movie Makers Lights, Camera, Action! SAC Theaters presents….. Do you see stars? Could you be the next Steven Spielberg or maybe Tyler Perry? Spend your summer with us and learn to produce a play from start to finish. You’ll come up with ideas for your production, set your timeline, create costumes, practice pantomime, and use music to enhance your story. Hey Future Leaders! Are you interested in expanding your leadership skills? If you are, then join us this summer. SAC has lots of fun activities that will help you be the next president. Have fun saving the world, getting your way, and working with your friends.

SUMMER • SAC Activities

Have Fun, Get Fit! Learn about being healthy inside and out. Calling all Families for SAC Family Fun Fitness days. Give Family Dodge ball or baseball a try. Kick those bad habits out the door with our portion distortion game. Enjoy healthy food, and get fit all during your summer with SAC. Let’s Get Cracking: Eggs to Chick What came first the chicken or the egg? SAC votes the egg! This summer youth will have a chance to experience the entire process of hatching the eggs. Agriculture in the Classroom Have you ever wondered where the items we use every day come from? I bet you never thought the same wheat that goes into your bread goes into the bag it comes from. Ever try to write a letter with corn on the cob? Sounds hard right? Our 4-H extension staff will show our youth exactly how it works! They’ll show us how things we see everyday like corn, cotton, wheat, and trees goes into making ink, tires, concrete, and toothpaste. Comic Strips Come out and draw a comic strip with cool characters. All you need is the desire to draw, a good imagination and a sense of humor


www.hoodmwr.com/childandyouth.htm 4-H Elections Date: September Time: 4-6 pm, Cost: None Description: “I pledge....my Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service, My Health to better living. For my Club, my community, my country, and my world.” Come and kick off the school year 4-H style. Learn about 4-H, what it is, and why we need YOU! Then the fun begins, create posters and flyers to campaign as a 2010 4-H officer. Will you get the vote? Come to SAC and see, contact your site for the exact dates. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. Super Saturday SAC Teasers: Project Learn: Leaf Rubbings, 4-H Creative Creations: Origami Frogs, Better Living for Texans: Cookie Pizza, Triple Play: Relay Races Date: September 10 Time: 12-6 pm, Cost: $4/hour Description: Wondering what SAC is all about? Join us for a Super Saturday and get a glimpse of all the exciting activities we have to offer!

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Games Worldwide Date: September 19-23 Time: 4-6 pm, Cost: None Description: Ever played Ghana Pilolo, what about Pakistan Ounch Neech? In our youth technology labs we’ll take a take a trip around the world without leaving Texas! The next is the World Wide day of play and SAC is preparing by learning about healthy lifestyles and active play. Worldwide Day of Play and Take a Child Outside Week Date: September 26-30 Time: 4-6pm Cost: None Description: Come out and play with SAC! Worldwide Day of Play will encourage children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and active play. As part of the celebrations for the day, children can learn more about kinds of active play popular in different countries worldwide. Take A Child Outside is a program to help children understand and appreciate the environment and build enthusiasm for its exploration. Allowing children to play freely in nature helps them develop a sense of wonder about the world, improves their focus in school, and reduces the risk of obesity.


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Child, Youth & School Services Give Parents a Break FRIDAY AND SATURDAY LATE NIGHTS 2nd Saturday and 4th Friday of the Month

Saturday Date: June 11 Time: 12 - 4 pm, Cost: $4 per hour 4-H Creative Creations arts and crafts Friday Date: June 24 Time: 6:30-11:30 pm, Cost: $4 per hour Project Learn super science fun Saturday Date: July 9 Time: 12-4 pm, Cost: $4 per hour Triple Play physical awareness activities, games and tournaments Friday Date: July 22 Time: 6:30 -11:30 pm, Cost: $4 per hour Character Counts! Community service

SUMMER • SAC Activities

Saturday Date: August 13 Time: 12 - 4 pm, Cost: $4 per hour Better Living for Texans cooking project Smart Girls / Passport to Manhood activities Friday Date: August 26 Time: 6:30 - 11:30 pm, Cost: $4 per hour Back to School Movie Night SAC Movie Night Date: September 23 Time: 6:30-11:30 pm, Cost: $2.50/hour Description: Wondering what SAC is all about? Join us for a Friday Late Night, catch a flick and get a glimpse of all the exciting activities what have to offer!


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YOUTH SERVICES

Fort Hood’s youth programs are award winning and open to youth in 6th through 12th grade at no charge. Fees for special trips/activities will vary and all youth must be registered with CYSS in order to access programs and services. Register at a Youth Center or at Parent Central Services in the Rivers Building. Call 254-287-8029 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Youth Centers: zz Bronco Youth Center - 254-287-6745; Bldg 6602 Tank Destroyer Blvd zz Comanche Youth Center - 254-287-5834; Bldg 52019 Tank Destroyer Blvd zz High Chaparral Youth Center - 254-287-5646; Bldg 5485 Hoover Hill Road, Pershing Park Village

June YOUTH CENTERS

Math and Science Summer Enrichment

Robotics and Engineering Challenge Date: June 23 Time: 3:00 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Youth will form teams and build the ultimate robotic racing car. The goal is to create a robotic car that will be able to stand the test on the race track. Awards will be given for the racing competition and for design. Gear up and get ready because this will be a challenge you won’t forget!!

Mobile Learning Barn - AG Lab at Ft. Hood Date: June 29 and 30th Time: 9 am - 2 pm Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: This lab is very AG oriented - it even has a mini cotton gin. (No live animals.) It will give kids a great idea of where some of the everyday items actually come from and enhance youth knowledge on recycling - where paper comes from and more.

Science Day Camp at Blackland Date: June 21 Time: 9 am - 3 pm Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: A morning full of science related activities-wind, engineering and recycling; after lunch, travel about 1/2 mile to an ecology scavenger hunt at Frier Creek- with our scientist and the Texas Master Naturalist. Sign up before June 15th at Bronco Youth Center to enjoy this event for MS/HS Teens.

The Outdoor Sport Fishing Camp in Round Rock Date: July 28 Time: 8 am to 5 pm. Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Bring Sun screen and bug spray. We will provide the fishing gear. The Texas Master Naturalist and 4-H will assist with this event. The Boy Scouts will teach about fire building and knot tying. Teens will interact with youth from other military installations and learn angling skills, tackle crafting, aquatic ecology, fish biology, etc. Lunch will be provided. Sign-up NLT July 15 at Bronco Youth Center.

SUMMER • Youth Activities


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TEEN TAXI Teen Taxi is an after school (Monday-Friday) pick-up service which transports youth to designated Fort Hood Youth Centers. This service is FREE and open to middle school youth and high school teens who are eligible to attend the Fort Hood Youth Centers.

Process for Service:

1. Call designated Youth Center for taxi pick-up 2. CYSS verifies registration and permission slip on file 3. Appropriate time and location of pick-up will be given to youth 4. Youth will be picked up at one of the locations listed and delivered to the designated Youth Center

High Chaparral YC 254-287-5646 Palo Alto MS Manor MS Nolan MS Eastern Hills MS Ellison HS Harker Heights HS Union Grove MS

Comanche YC

254-287-5834 Copperas Cove HS Smith MS Audie Murphy MS SC Lee Junior HS Copperas Cove Junior HS Shoemaker HS

Permission slips are required for this service. Stop by the respective youth center to pick-up these permission slips! *Please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.

Bronco YC

254-287-6745 Rancier MS Live Oak Ridge MS Liberty Hill MS Charles Patterson MS Killeen HS


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June YOUTH ACTIVITIES Schlitterbahn Water Park Resort Date: June 7 Time 8 am, Cost: $40 Location: Comanche Youth Center Come beat the heat as we head out to the best water park on the planet Earth. Blastenhoff, Surfenburg, and Schlitterbahn West are just a few favorite rides in over 65 acres of water fun. Come cool down with us as we take on the best water oasis in Texas. Bring your sun tan lotion, towels and let’s get ready to have some fun in the sun. Austin Culinary School Date: June 16 Time: 11 am- 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Do you have a passion for cooking or does creating eccentric meals excite you? Come find out if you have a hidden interest in becoming an executive chef? Austin’s Culinary School is top of the line and this trip may be the path that leads you to a great future. Passport II Manhood “Father’s Night Out” Date: June 16 Time: 6 - 8 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center: Teens bring your dad out to an evening of entertainment, talent and dinner. Youth will prepare a special dinner and enjoy an evening of your dad at his best through a Fashion and Music Expo. Come see what the men have to offer. Open to teens & Fathers, 6 - 12th grade. Daddy Daughter Dance Date: June 17 Time: 6 -10 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center: There is nothing like a bond between a father and daughter. An extraordinary night that all fathers and daughters will always remember. There will be delicious food, elegant music and keepsake portraits to capture the memory of this unforgettable night! So, all lovable daughters bring your fathers out to dance the night away.

SUMMER • Youth Activities

Senior Send-Off Graduation Party Date: June 17 Time: 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center: It’s a celebration! Recognize our seniors with a funfilled send off as they plan to go to college, or start a new outlook on life. Teens will enjoy music, food, yearbook signing and much more at the “Goals for Graduation” party. Juneteenth Celebration Date: June 16 Time: 4 -6 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Invite your Family and friends to come out and enjoy the oldest known celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth emphasizes African American education and achievements. We will have fun, food, and activities for your entire Family to enjoy! So, come on out and enjoy a celebration of freedom with Comanche Youth Center as we acknowledge a period in our history that has shaped and continues to influence Father’s Day Appreciation Luncheon Date: June 18 Time: 2- 4 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Attention All Youth! Recognize and celebrate your dad with High Chaparral Youth Center. You will have the opportunity to prepare a special meal and serve your Dad to show your appreciation for all he does. Six Flags Fiesta Texas Date: June 23 Time: 8 am - 7 pm, Cost: $26 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Teens, invite all of your friends to enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Six Flags with attractions like the Big Blender, Krypton Coaster, wave pool, water slides, roller coasters and much more! You may have been to Fiesta Texas before but come out and hang out Hi-C style!


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Smart Girls Lock-In Date: June 24 Time: 7 am - 7 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Teen girls, this one is especially for you! Comanche Youth Center is hosting an amazing SMART GIRLS lock-in! During the night, we will have round table teen discussions to include: self-esteem, problemsolving skills, life goals, personal image and so much more. This lock-in will include fun, fashion and girl power all wrapped up into one night. We are so excited and you should be too because this will be an experience you will never forget

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SUPER SATURDAY Volente Beach Water Park & Pizza Party Date: June 11 Time: 9 am- 8 pm, Cost: $23 Location: Bronco Youth Center Teens can get soaked in the water park, chill in Lazy Logan, go on the sidewinder, and socialize with their peers while eating pizza at the water park.

June TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES Career Launch and Career Fair Date: June 8 Time: 9 am - 3 pm, Cost: Free Location: Club Hood from Bronco Youth Center Teens come and learn new skills in goal-setting, find new scholarships, review resumes and job applications and put your interview skills to work. Employment opportunities in retail sales, the Hired Apprenticeship program, customer service and more will be available for you to explore. Movie Making Date: June 13 - 17 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Calling all YouTube lovers! Are you tired of watching the YouTube videos of others? Well, come to Comanche Youth Center and learn how to create your own home movie and how to upload them to the internet. So turn off the boring and turn up your creativity and post a video that everyone will want to see!! Animation Week: Cartoon Yourself! Date: June 20 -24 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a cartoon? Come and create your own story in our Youth Technology Lab. You may create an entire cartoon series one day.

Wacky Science Week Date: June 20 -24 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Attention all science students, this one is for you! Comanche Youth Center is giving you the opportunity to show your scientific skills. During this week, you can participate in a variety of scientific experiments in the name of science! There will be perfume making to goo making! This will definitely be the highlight of your summer vacation. Scratch Date: June 22 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Guess what teens? Scratch Animation is back! Learn how to create your own programs, interactive stories and games. Be sure to check out this fun computerized week!


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July YOUTH ACTIVITIES NRH20 Water Park Date: July 6 Time: 7 am -7 pm, Cost: $22 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Calling all teens…I challenge you to ride the Purplepalooza, the Double Dipper, or the Blue Twister. These are just a few of the awesome rides that NRH20 Water Park has to offer you. Bring your beach towel and your buddies for a drippy day at NRH20!! Cinergy Late Night Date: July 8 Time: 7 -10 pm, Cost: $15.50 Location: Comanche Youth Center We will be spending a hot summer night in a hybrid cinema eatery combining the amenities of stadium mega-plex theaters with the food and drinks that all teens love. To top it off, there will be laser tag, video and redemption games, mini golf, go karts and bowling. So come on out and get ready to party with your friends during this Cinergy late night event. Smart Girls Creations Date: July 13 Time: 2 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Don’t you just love being a Smart Girl!! Come join us for a little girl time and increase your girl power. We understand that girls wanna have fun so we have setup something special just for you. You will be able to create a sweet scent and fashionable jewelry that matches your personality or something to give to your BFF. Tell all of your girls about this event. Fun Shine USA, Teen Night Date: July 15 Time: 5 - 9 pm, Cost: $15 Location: Bronco Youth Center Take a short ride to Belton, TX to enjoy the Lazy River, water slides and the infamous Chain Over the River. Don’t just sit at home tonight; come enjoy an evening socializing with your friends, listening to music, and other fun and games.

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Moody Gardens Ridefilm and East Beach Date: July 20 Time: 7 am - 1 am, Cost: $25 Location: Bronco Youth Center Are you ready to explore Ridefilm technology? Teens, you will get to experience this high-impact, immersive simulation that will just blow you away. Afterwards, get ready for swimming and photos at the East Beach in Galveston. This is a trip you don’t want to miss!!


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Space Center Trip Date: July 21 Time: 7 am - 11 pm, Cost: $25 Location: Bronco Youth Center Teens come explore the new adventure of science and water at the Space Center in Houston. Enjoy a guided tour and information about space & astronomy; you will even learn how to become an astronaut. Houston Space Center Trip Date: July 21 Time: 7 am -11 pm, Cost: $15 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Sit in the driver seat for a space exploration at the Space Center in Houston. Explore the life of an astronaut, and visit a starship gallery. Get a feel of space as you turn into an Astronaut for a day. Family Night Bingo Date: July 21 Time: 5 - 7 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Does your Family go three different directions, five days a week? Well, the average Family does! How about a fun, Family bonding experience that everyone can enjoy? That’s right . . . BINGO! There will be so many prizes‌ We believe one has your name on it! We will have refreshments for you and your Family to enjoy so you can eat while you play! Invite all the Families that you know for this fun Family night. Hope to see you there! Late Night Summer Fun Trip Date: July 22 Time: 7-10 pm Cost: $5 Location: Comanche Youth Center Drench yourself in the excitement at Summer Fun Water Park. The 7 acre water park is a real refresher during the legendary hot Texas summers. For a real splash, there will be a 40 foot tower with three giant waterslides or you can fly down 900 feet of twists and turns before plunging into the cool waters below. Grab your swimming gear and join us for some fun in the sun!

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July TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES American Graphic T-Shirt Design

Date: July 1 Time: 2 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center In honor of Independence Day, teens will create patriotic digital graphic designs. These designs will be printed on t-shirts in recognition of our freedom. Teens, let’s see how creative you can be. 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced. Photography Week

Date: July 15 -19 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Comanche Youth Center is dedicating this whole week so you can explore different types of cameras, picture taking, photo editing, and framing. If you want to show off your photography skills & maybe take a few glamour shots, then this is the place for you! Space and Astronomy Week: Star Relay Observation

Date: July 18-22 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center How many constellations can you name? See outer space in a whole new light by using a telescope to find stars and locate other planets! This will be an evening full of star searching and fun. Space and Astronomy Week

Date: July 18 - 22 Time: 2:00 pm - Daily, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center This week will be dedicated to Space and Astronomy. Teens, let’s use telescopes to investigate the solar system and different constellations. You can even create your own planet or a space related 3D Puzzle background as a science project. Create Your Own Space Colony

Date: July 20 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Be the first to design a habitat outside planet Earth. Can you construct your own space colony by using Legos? You will be able to build your own solar system by using the skills you learned throughout Space and Astronomy Week.

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Build Your Own Volcano

Date: July 20 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Teens come discover the exciting principles behind volcanoes and volcanic eruptions in this classic science experiment that will come to life right before your eyes! Using a volcano kit, you will have everything you’ll need to build an erupting volcano system for a science experiment, or just for fun! SUPER SATURDAY Hurricane Harbor Date: July 9 Time: 8 am - 10 pm, Cost: $22 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Have all the fun in the sun you can handle at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. You can experience the thrill of the chase on Sea Wolf, the fastest and tallest water slide of its kind. Then head over to Boogie Beach, or the Familyfriendly Hook’s Lagoon, before floating your cares away along the Lazy River. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find what you’re looking for right at Hurricane Harbor


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Aug YOUTH ACTIVITIES Family Night Softball and Hotdog Cookout Date: August 4 Time: 5 - 9 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Come out and support your community youth center. This activity will bring you and your Family together for an evening of fun and excitement. We are sending out our warmest welcome to the community to come and be part of what we do to encourage good health and wellness in our youth. Main Event Date: August 5 Time: 11 am, Cost: $20 Location: Bronco Youth Center Fun all day! Youth will enjoy a day at Main Event in Austin with attractions including: laser tag, super arcade, go-carts, and much more. Schlitterbahn Water Park Date: August 10 Time: 8 am - 8 pm, Cost: $40 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Splish Splash with Hi-C. The notorious Schlitterbahn is still the largest water park in Texas and has something for everyone; including tube chutes, river rapids, water slides, pools, and cool, shady picnic grounds. Come and get drenched with your friends. New Comer’s Tour and Day at BLORA Date: August 12 Time: 9 am - 6 pm, Cost: $2 Location: Bronco Youth Center You will have the opportunity to paddle boat, hike, enjoy the water slide, and put your skills to the test on the grill. Teens, bring a newcomer to the area to this event or another youth between 6th & 12th grade for a great opportunity to meet new friends. Karaoke Singing Bee Date: August 12 Time: 5 - 7 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center We will be singing and jamming to the latest hits and there will be lots of food and fun as everyone performs for laughs and entertainment. Yes, everyone does have a voice; however, can everyone sing? Come find out the answer to that question at Comanche’s Karaoke Singing Bee night! Game Extravaganza

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Date: August 16 Time: 3 - 7 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center You all requested the Game Extravaganza to return so here it is. You can enjoy a night of games which includes the Hamster ball, monster game truck, Wii, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 Kinect, and other sports. Also some of your favorite snacks also will be served. This is a fun and safe way to chill with or challenge your friends.


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Open House Bash for Incoming 6th graders Date: August 17 Time: 5 - 7 pm , Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Heading to the 6th grade? Well, come out and learn what the youth centers are all about. Hi-C will deliver the tools to help you transition into the middle school life. Enjoy pizza, games & much more. Back to School Bash Date: August 18 Time: 5 -10 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Bring all of your friends and enjoy an evening of outside games, extreme game challenges, obstacle courses, water challenges and a workshop on reintegration and reunion. Don’t miss this back to school blast!!

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Back to School “Kick Back” Pool Party Date: August 19 Time: 7-11 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center: Don’t sit home another Friday night. All teens who want to have some fun before school starts should come kick back at Comanche’s pool party. There will be a live DJ to mash up some hits that you love as you enjoy food and fun with your friends. So bring your stunner shades, towels and flip flops to end your summer with us! See you there!


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Aug TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES Build Your Own Roller Coaster Date: August 3 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Building a roller coaster can be a fun hobby or it can be the basis of an innovative science fair project. Learn the physics of roller coasters and investigate structural integrity, schematic design, teamwork, architecture, and drafting to build your own roller coaster. The activity will be as rewarding as riding the most amazing coaster in the world. Music Production Date: August 11 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Have you mastered the Garage Band software? Come out and learn some new ways to create the hottest music. You can create your own CD by using the DJ equipment and technology. You could be the next recruit in the media or music industry. Star Gazing Date: August 17 Time: 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Calling all you space lovers! This is an event you will love. Come out and have a night under the stars with Comanche Youth Center. During this activity the teens will have a chance to star gaze with our large telescope. We will discuss constellations and galaxies. This event will be exciting and eye captivating!

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Video Production Date: August 18 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Come learn how to create a video movie production by using the software called I-movie. You will also learn how to input pictures, sounds, and video graphics to produce videos. After you show your skills to your friends or Family, they will want to create or Family reunion or back to school pool party movie. SUPER SATURDAY Back to School Health and Wellness Fair Date: August 19 Time: 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: FREE Location: TBA Get back to school and in touch with your healthy habits! Youth will learn tips to take with them to school about eating healthy and the importance of staying physically active. Kid friendly cooking demonstrations will encourage the youth to take charge of their health and explore the world of health and wellness!


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Sept YOUTH ACTIVITIES September Activities High School Movie Late Night Date: September 2 Time: 7-11 pm, Cost: $3 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center There is nothing better than kicking back with friends for a good movie. Experience a night out in front of the big screen with your favorite snacks. Come join us for a good time out on the lawn.

A Salute to Hispanic Heritage Month Date: September 22 Time: 6 - 8 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center This event will have fresh entertainment, music; cultural dancing and youth can taste various ethnic dishes. Teens and Families of youth, 6th -12th grade are invited to bring your favorite dish and participate in the Hispanic talent expo night.

Hispanic Heritage Family Dinner & Sports Date: September 10 Time: 5-7pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at our annual celebration with youth and Families. Enjoy an evening of sabor (flavor) with a delicious meal, enlightening music, and cultural dancers to make this a wonderful fiesta. Come play dodge ball or Wii sports with you Family, and eat delicious tacos!

Teen Bowl Off Date: September 23 Time: 7 - 10 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Come out and bowl with the Comanche Youth Center Super Bowlers. All middle school and high school teens are invited. Bring your friends and your “A” game to compete at this bowl off. This event will have friendly competition wrapped up with fun and laughs. Freshen up your tactics to get a strike or even challenge yourself for a “turkey” but don’t miss this event.

Back to School “Tail-Gate Party” Date: September 16 Time: 9 pm-Midnights, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Enjoy a night of football and join the real party with X-Box Kinect, door prizes, basketball, the hottest music, Spades and entertainment. Barbecue and have fun with your teammates and friends like never before. Chaparral Ice Center Date: September 17 Time 12 - 5 pm, Cost: $10 Location: Comanche Youth Center Is Texas too hot? Grab your coats, hats, gloves, for some ice skating at Chaparral Ice Center in Austin, Texas. They provide a large rink for those who want to skate and bleachers for those who want to watch. Here is an opportunity to get on ice and get ready for a great experience. Main Event Date: September 17 Time: 9 am - 6 pm, Cost: $25 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center: Fun all day! You will enjoy a day at Main Event in Austin with attractions including: laser tag, super arcade, gocarts, and much more. Come and hang out with your friends as you explore the attractions at Main Event.

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Newcomer’s Night at the Park and Midnight Bowling Date: September 30 Time: 7 pm - 2 am, Cost: $8 Location: Bronco Youth Center New to the area? Teens bring a friend and enjoy a tour on what is new at Fort Hood Youth Sports. There will be music, dancing, x-box challenge, pizza, prizes and midnight bowling. Come out, meet and greet new and old friends!


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Sept TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater Date: September 2 Time: 6 - 11 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Enjoy a laser light and planetarium star show. Embark in the imaginary journey through time and space. This trip will allow you to experience a unique and artistic mix of light, color and sound. Tell all of your friends because this is a trip you don’t want to miss.

Web Design Date: September 22 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Design your own web pages, web sites and learn the basics of web development. Learn step by step information and share with friends as you learn the ropes of web designing.

Build Your Own Kaleidoscope Date: September 8 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Kaleidoscope means seeing beautiful shapes. Images of the outside world pass through a kaleidoscope to your eyes but they change on the way. Through lenses and mirrors the kaleidoscope bends and distorts light waves. All teens will enjoy this activity and it is definitely for science lovers.

SUPER SATURDAY Hurricane Harbor Date: September 24 Time: 8 am - 8 pm, Cost: $21 Location: Comanche Youth Center Come out and enjoy a hot day in a cool place like Hurricane Harbor. Hurricane Harbor is packed with wet and wild rides. Hurricane Harbor has ocean sized thrills, including the dark twisted Hole. Check out the newest waterslide, Mega Wedgie, or come crash the waves on Surf Rider. You will find everything you need for the best Hurricane experience.

Digital Cartoon Date: September 8 Time: 5- 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center You will explore the fundamentals of learning how to create digital cartoon character. Also, you can discover Marvel comics on the web to see how the most famous comic book animation turns into a digital animation. Graphic Design for T-shirt Date: 15 September Time: 3 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center You will learn how to create your own graphic design or use clipart and word art tool to finish your design. Microsoft Publisher will be used to create your t-shirt design so you can print it out to show off to your friends and Family. 101 Basic Computer Skills Course Date: September 19-23 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center We have designed a computer course with you in mind! Our goal is to give you a solid foundation in computer skills. Once you have understood these basics, you will have the basic knowledge and skills to fully explore and work with computers and the World Wide Web. This will be handy for school projects and is great for future employment.

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YOUTH SPORTS and FITNESS

Youth Sports & Fitness, is open to youth age 3 -18. Need a way for the Family to combat cabin fever this summer? Youth Sports has something to offer for the entire Family. We have a variety of sports from basketball to zumbatomic! Register for all sports at the Youth Sports & Fitness office, Bldg 6602.

For more information, please Call 254-288 3770 for more information. US Paralympics Date: June 17 Time: 10 am- 5 pm, Cost: FREE Location: Abrams Physical Fitness Center The key to being an athlete in any sport or league is to always do your best and to never give up. This is displayed in the US Paralympics Athletes as they show the youth how to overcome adversity and become the best athletes possible. Youth will learn the various adaptive sports through clinic settings and compete against one another in a true adaptive sports scrimmage. Tennis Date: Registration: May 2-21, Season June - August Cost: $20 Ages 3 - 4, $40 Ages 5+, Location: Abrams PFC Come learn about the game of tennis in a fun environment that teaches the rules, techniques and strategies of the game. The classes are designed to help improve hand-eye coordination and teach the basic fundamentals. Includes plenty of fun and games! Volleyball Skills Training Camp Date: July 18-22 Time: 9:00 am - 12 pm, Cost: $80, Ages 7+, Location: TBA Are you the best spike, setter, or server? Need a place to practice your volleyball skills or learn new ones? This is the perfect opportunity for you so join Youth Sports and Fitness for the first Volleyball Skills Camp. Enjoy 5 days of educational instruction from experienced facilitators.

Fall Soccer Date: Registration: July 25 -August 13 Season: August -October, Cost: Ages 3 - 4 $20, Ages 5 - 12 $40 Location: Venable Fields Might Mini: Ages 3-4 Start Smart Bantam Phantom: Ages 5-6 Little League: Ages 7-8 Minor League: Ages 9-10 Junior League: Ages 11-12 Youth must be age as of last day of Registration: August 13. Football Date: Registration: July 25 - August 13 Season: August - October, Cost: Ages 3 - 4 $20, Ages 5 - 12 $40 Location: Various Youth Sport Fields Mighty Mini: Ages 3-4 Start Smart Bantam Phantom: Ages 5-6 Start Smart Little League: Ages 7-8 Flag Minor League: Ages 9-10 Flag Junior League: Ages 11-12 Flagl Youth must be age as of last day of Registration: August 13. 011 Fall Cheerleader Camp Date: Registration: July 25 - August 13 Season: August - October, Cost Ages 5-12 $40 Bantam Phantom: Ages 5-6 Little League: Ages 7-8 Minor League: Ages 9-10 Junior League: Ages 11-12 Bantam and Little League teams will be combined. Minor and Junior League teams will be combined. Youth must be age as of last day of Registration: August 13.


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SKIESUnlimited ACADEMY The Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills: SKIESUnlimited offers a wide variety of classes for toddlers to teens. To enroll in SKIESUnlimited classes, children must first be registered with CYSS. Just think, you may have a prima ballerina, a martial arts super star, or even a concert pianist in your Family and don’t even know it yet! Call 254-287-4592 for more information.

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Painting & Drawing Date: Mondays 6 - 8 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Date: Saturdays 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 10 - 18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Sketch & paint your creation Drawing Date: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6 - 8 years old Date: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 3 -5 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn to draw using perspective, composition & shading Pencil, Pastel & Watercolor Date: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Date: Wednesdays 5:45 - 7 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9 - 12 years old Date: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6 - 8 years old Date: Saturdays 10:15 - 11:30 am, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Discover art with charcoal, pastel & watercolor mediums 3D Art Date: Tuesdays 5:45 - 7 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9 - 12 years old Date: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6 - 12 years old Date: Saturdays 10:15 - 11:30 am, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Create sculpture using plaster, wood & soapstone

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Homeschoolers Date: Thursdays 1 - 2:15 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Curriculum designed to meet state requirements Cartooning Date: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6 - 8 years old Date: Wednesdays 5:45 - 7:45 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 13 - 18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn to draw your favorite cartoon character Art on the Spectrum - Large Group Date: Wednesdays 12 - 12:40 pm or Fridays 3:30 - 4:10 pm Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 4 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Curriculum designed for children on the Autism Spectrum Art on the Spectrum - Small Group Date: Wednesdays 11 - 11:40 am, Cost: $150 monthly Age Group: 4 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Curriculum designed for children on the Autism Spectrum


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Intro to Drawing Date: June 6-10, Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 3-6 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn to draw using perspective, composition & shading Photography Date: June 6-10, Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn the basics of photography Intro to Painting Date: June 13 - 17, Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 3 - 6 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Discover art with charcoal, pastel & watercolor mediums Food Art Date: June 13 - 17, Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Create a masterpiece with edible materials Puppet Making Date: June 20 - 24, Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 3 - 6 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Create your own puppet character Claymation Date: June 20 - 24, Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Create a short film with claymation Animal Art Date: June 27 - July 1, Monday - Friday 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 3 - 6 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Draw pictures of live animals Cartooning Date: June 27 - July 1, Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn to draw your favorite cartoon or comic book character

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Princesses & Superheroes Date: July 18 - 22 , Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn to draw your favorite comic book character Food Art Date: July 25 - 29, Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 3 - 6 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Create a masterpiece with edible materials Art World Date: July 25 - 29, Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Paint beautiful locations throughout the world Art History Date: August 1-5 , Monday - Friday 9 am - 12 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 3-6 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Paint & Draw Princesses & Castles Intro to Drawing Date: August 1-5, Monday-Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn to draw using perspective, composition & shading


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DANCE

Ballet - Tiny Dancer Date: Saturdays 9 - 9:30 am, Cost $37 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Beginner ballet Ballet - Tiny Dancer Advanced Date: Saturdays 9:30 - 10:10 am, Cost $37 monthly Age Group: 4 - 8 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Ballet for those with previous dance experience Ballet Level 1 Date: Saturdays 10:10 - 11:00 am, Cost: $42 per month Age Group: 6 - 9 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Beginner ballet Ballet Level 2 Date: Wednesdays 5:40 - 6:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 8 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Previous dance experience required Creative Movement Date: Wednesdays 2:45 - 3:15 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 2 - 3 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Parent & child introduction to dance Tap - Tiny Dancer Date: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Beginner tap Acro Dance Date: Wednesdays 4 - 4:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 6 - 10 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Combines dance with tumbling Tap/Jazz Level 1 Date: Saturdays 11 - 11:50 am, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 6 - 9 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Beginner Tap/Jazz

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Tap/Jazz Level 2 Date: Wednesdays 4:40 - 5:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 8-18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Previous dance experience required Hip Hop Date: Saturdays 11:50 am - 12:50 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 8 - 11 Youth Center Description: Learn all the latest moves Ballet/Jazz Date: Tuesdays 4 - 4:30 or 4:30 - 5 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Date: Tuesdays 5 - 5:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 6 - 10 years old Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: Beginning dance Modern Dance Date: Mondays 5:20 - 5:50, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Date: Mondays 6 - 6:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 6 - 10 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Contemporary Movement Modern Dance Date: Saturdays 4 - 4:45 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Contemporary Movement Ballet-Modern Date: Thursdays 5 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Date: Thursdays 4 - 4:45 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 6 - 10 years old Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: Contemporary Movement Ballet/Jazz Date: Saturdays 5 - 5:45 am, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 3 - 5 years old Date: Saturdays 6 - 6:45 am, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 6 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Beginner Dance


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Acting - Interactive Date: Wednesdays 6:40 - 7:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 11 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Learn acting through improvisational/situational exercises Acting Workshop June 13-17 Date: Monday - Friday 1 - 4 pm, Cost: $125 Age Group: 7 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Learn acting through improvisational/situational exercises

MUSIC

Piano for the Young Beginner Date: days and times vary - 30 min sessions Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 4 - 5 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: group instruction combining piano and kindermusik Piano Lessons Date: days and times vary - 30 min sessions year round Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Group instruction for piano Beginner Guitar Date: Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm Cost: $53 monthly Age Group: 8 - 18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Group guitar instruction for beginners Intermediate Guitar Date: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Cost: $53 monthly Age Group: 8 - 18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Students advance at teacher’s discretion Advanced Guitar Date: Fridays 6 - 7 pm, Cost: $53 monthly Age Group: 8 - 18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Students advance at teacher’s discretion


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LANGUAGE

Family Music Time Date: Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:15 pm Cost: $47 first child, $13 second child, third child free! monthly Age Group: 6 months - 4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 room 114 Description: Music with the focus on Family bonding Music Fun in German Date: Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am or 5:45 - 6:30 pm, Cost: $52 monthly Age Group: 2 - 4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 room 114 Description: Children experience music & movement Music Fun in German Date: Wednesdays 10 - 10:45 am, Cost: $52 monthly Age Group: 1-2 years old Location: CTC Bldg 3200 room 114 Description: Parent & Child experience music & movement Music Fun in German Date: Wednesdays 5 - 5:45 pm, Cost: $52 monthly Age Group: 2-4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: German words and music German Lessons Date: Wednesdays 4:15 - 5 pm, Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 6-18 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 room 114 Description: Learn German with your child before you PCS

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Tae Kwon Do - Beginners Date: June 7 - 28, Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 4:25 - 5 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Build confidence, respect & skills Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate 1 Date: June 7 - 28, Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 5:05 - 5:40 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Students advance at teacher’s discretion Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate 2 Date: June 7 - 28, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Time: 5:45 - 6:25 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Students advance at teacher’s discretion Tae Kwon Do - Advanced Date: June 2 - 28, Tuesdays & Thursdays, Time: 6:30 - 7:15 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Students advance at teacher’s discretion Tae Kwon Do - Workshop Date: July 12 - 21, Monday - Thursday Time: 11 - 11:40 am, Cost: $45 Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Workshop for beginners

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Karate Play Date: Thursdays Time: 4:15 - 4:45 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 2 - 4 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Introduction to Karate for little ones Karate - Beginners Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 5 - 5:45 pm or 6 - 6:45 pm, Cost: $60 monthly Age Group: 5 - 11 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Build confidence, respect & skill Karate - Teen Date: Tues & Thursdays Time: 7 - 8 pm, Cost: $60 monthly Age Group: 12 - 18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Build confidence, respect & skill Shotokan Karate Date: Fridays Time: 5 - 5:45 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 4-8 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Build confidence, respect & skill Shotokan Karate Date: Fridays Time: 6 - 6:45 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6-15 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Build confidence, respect & skill


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TUMBLING & GYMNASTICS WORKSHOPS

Parent & Child Tumbling Date: TBA, Cost: $35 monthly Age Group: 12 - 35 months Location: TBA Description: Child must be able to walk to tumble with parent assistance Parent & Child Tumbling Date: TBA, Cost: $35 monthly Age Group: 12 - 35 months Location: TBA Description: Child must be able to walk to tumble with parent assistance Preschool Tumbling Date: TBA, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 3 - 4 years old Location: TBA Description: Develop gross motor skills & coordination while having fun! Gymnastics - Beginner girls Date: TBA, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: TBA Description: Learn tumbling along with the balance beam, horse and other apparatus Gymnastics - Intermediate girls Date: TBA, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: TBA Description: Students advanced at teacher’s discretion Gymnastics Date: TBA, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: TBA Description: Build strength, coordination and balance with tumbling and gymnastics

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Cheer Date: Saturdays 9-10 am, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 5 - 8 years old Date: Saturdays 10:15-11:15 am, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 9 - 12 years old Date: Saturdays 11:30-12:30 am, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 13-18 years old Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: Learn cheers, chants, motions and jumps!

GOLF

First Tee Golf - Beginner Date: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Cost: Free Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: Resiliency Campus Description: Learn golf as well as character building activities First Tee Golf - Advanced Date: Thursdays, Cost: Free Age Group: 5 -18 years old Location: Courses of Clear Creek Description: Learn golf as well as character building activities

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SWIM

Preschool Swim levels 1 - 3 Date: Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks (30 minute sessions) Cost: $50 per level - different levels scheduled at various times Age Group: 3 - 4 years old Location: Thomas Pool Bldg 193 Description: Red Cross Swim classes for Preschoolers Swim levels 1 - 6 Date: Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks (45 minute sessions) Cost: $50 per level - different levels scheduled at various times Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: Thomas Pool Bldg 193 Description: Red Cross Certification Swim classes ranging from level 1-6 in skill Parent & Child Swim Date: Monday - Thursday (30 minute sessions) Cost: $30 per session - scheduled at various times Age Group: 6 - 35 months old Location: Thomas Pool Bldg 193 Description: Parents will be in the pool with child Private Swim Date: Monday - Thursday (30 minute sessions) Cost: $60 per session - scheduled at various times Age Group: 3 - 18 years old Location: Thomas Pool Bldg 193 Description: Perfect for teens or children who need one on one assistance


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ACTIVITIES

SKIESUnlimited

SCIENCE, ACADEMIC AND FITNESS WORKSHOPS Aquatic Science Date: Mondays, 90 - minute course Age Group: 6 - 10 years old, Cost: $32 one time course Location: C & J Divers, Killeen Description: Sea Turtles, coral reefs, sharks, Finding Nemo, volcanoes, and more Scuba - Bubblemakers Date: One Wednesday a month, 7 - 8 pm Age Group: 8 - 10 years old, Cost: $36 per session Location: Abrams Pool Description: Experience scuba with the mask, snorkel, fins and tank all provided Academic Tutoring Date: Mondays or Wednesdays, 5 - 5:45, 5:45 - 6:30, 6:30 - 7:15 pm Age Group: 6 - 18 years old, Cost: $54 monthly Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: One on one tutoring for any subject your child needs assistance with Fun, Food & Fitness Date: Saturdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Age Group: 5 - 11 years old, Cost: $42 monthly Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: Nutrition lessons plus high energy physical activities Fun, Food & Fitness Date: Saturdays 2:45 - 3:45 pm Age Group: 12 - 18 years old, Cost: $42 monthly Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: Nutrition lessons plus high energy physical activities

A  friendly Reminder to our parents and guardians from your SKIESUnlimited Team:

Many SKIESUnlimited classes are continuous month to month. Please be sure to indicate on the instructor's attendance sheet whether or not you would like to continue this class next month. Please note that if you indicate "Yes" a slot in the class will be reserved for your child and your CYSS account will be charged the monthly fee for this class.

Thank you for your  participation in SKIESUnlimited! Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills

SKIESUnlimited!

will help your child explore his/her potential creativity and expand his/her horizon. Most of our classes listed are recurring classes. To enroll your child in these classes, parent must register through Parent Central Services, Bldg 121 254-287-8029

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Have you ever wanted to...?

Cutting edge art, life, fitness and adventure packages designed for 1st through 12th grade youth* For more information, call 254-553-3995 or e-mail, edge@hoodmwr.com.

C Y S S

Youth Apprentice Program

grow & excel

experience, develop,

GAIN THE SKILLS FOR A COMPETITIVE FUTURE

-Real world career experience -12-week apprenticeships -Fun, interactive career and college workshops -Paid stipend -Build a career path -Sales, outdoor recreation and more!

Open to youth 15-18* Call 254-290-7861 to apply today!

CYSSHIRED@hoodmwr.com www.hoodmwr.com/youthHIRED!/

*Eligible youth must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services. CYSS is open to dependents of active duty military, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees and contractor.


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the edge The Edge Program is designed to provide unusual, exciting after school extracurricular experiences for youth 6th - 12th grade. Edge offers programs in the interest areas of life, art, fitness and adventure that will peak your youth’s interest and expand their social and educational development. For more information, log on www.hoodmwr.com/edge.htm, call 254-553-3995, or email edge@hoodmwr.com.

Art

the edge

Throw A Pot

Let your creativity flow as you create works of arts with pottery enthusiasts from Apache Arts and Crafts Center. The class starts with the basics - the materials and safety, then participants can unleash their creative genius.

T-shirt Extreme

Are you the next Ed Hardy or Kimora Lee Simmons? Unleash your fashion talent by designing unique apparel. More than a print press, students will have the opportunity to use computer-aided graphic design to make their mark in fashion.

Capture the Moment

Dive into the world of visual arts and capture priceless moments. Learn the basics of digital photography, head to the field to capture the moments and frame your favorite picture. The class will culminate with a gallery showing at Apache Arts and Crafts Center of all of the photos.

Warm Glass Fusion

A high-end craft in the arts and crafts world, melted glass or glass fusing is an emerging popular craft. Youth will learn the basics of glass fusing and create four projects—tile, square plate, round bowl and draping. The class will conclude with a gallery showing of the youth’s creations.

Claymation

In this one of a kind workshop, clay is the main ingredient for creativity! Youth will draw up a story board, then create characters and settings and finally, bring the story to life with digital cameras and laptops.

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the edge

Passion for Fashion Explore the world and the design elements of the fashion industry. Youth will learn fashion trends throughout history and explore designing their own fashion designs on paper.

What’s Poppin’?

Pop Art Workshop Youth will learn pop art techniques and history. Through a combination of various media youth will create stylized Pop Art creations. The program will conclude with a showing of the youth’s work.

Ceramics

Get a feel for clay! Students will gain experiences in making functional as well as sculptural pieces, using a variety of techniques to include the pouring of molds.  Well thought-out forms, designs and functional uses along with good craftsmanship are emphasized. Students will also have the opportunity to paint, fire and glaze their masterpieces.

Fashion Design II Explore the world of fashion by designing, constructing and sewing garments.At the conclusion of the fashion design workshop, youth will display their work in a fashion showcase.

Life

the edge

Lights, Camera, Action… Ever wonder what went into television or film production? Go behind the lens of the camera to produce your own commercials and movie shorts. The program will include filming at various locations and editing of the video. No previous experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

DJ 101 Ever wonder what it is like to step behind the turntables and mix? This introductory class will teach the fundamentals of DJing. Whether you want to dj parties, battle or learn a new hobby this class if for you.

Design Your Own Deck

Express your graphic and design talents on a unique canvas- a skateboard deck. Youth will take a blank skateboard deck and use a variety of mediums to create their own design! At the completion of the process the youth will have the opportunity to keep their custom designed board.

Get Styling

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a cosmetologist? Is it just hair styling or does it encompass more? Learn the basics of cosmetology to include the history of the profession, maintaining healthy hair, styling, make-up application and more! The final class students will have the opportunity to display their talent for all to share.

Splat! Paintball Learn safety, responsibility, sportsmanship, strategy and tactics through the game of paintball. Each week youth will be involved in high structured paintball activities and games supervised by professionals.


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Life

the edge

GLEE! Choir Have fun learning how to sing and perform show choir

style. Class will culminate in a public performance. Music and CD provided.

Express Your Self – Speech and Communication Shake the jitters of speaking in front of a large audience through the

edge Express Yourself Program – Speech and Communication. Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking through fun and exciting group interaction and presentations. Topics will include: preparation, projection, articulation, rapport, body language, gestures, stage movement, controlling nervous energy and overall confidence.

Let’s Get Baking

Taught by the talented chefs of the Central Texas College culinary program, youth will be introduced to the fun and exciting world of baking! The program will cover the fundamentals of baking, and youth will have the opportunity to bake cookies, cakes, and more. Each week the youth will bring home a tasty treat for their Families to sample.

Music Production Production Learn to record, use loops, sample, mix, master and output to make

professional music right on your desktop computer or laptop! Utilizing the latest digital audio production equipment and computers, students will learn a variety of techniques to produce outstanding digital audio under the supervision of an industry pro.

Fit

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Tee Off

Build character and integrity in this gentlemen’s game. Learn the FUNdamentals from golf pro Chuck Mcphilomy and receive hands on guidance by one of the best. This program is for beginners and an opportunity to introduce newcomers to the sport. Hone your skills, because the final round will include a competition and the chance to win prizes.

Strike! Strike up an interest and polish your game of bowling at Phantom Warrior Lanes. Work with certified instructors to practice your grip and form and in no time you will be bowling strikes. Fun and excitement won’t be spared with a pizza and ice cream party to conclude the program.

Hip Hop Workshop

This class will teach choreography from popular hip hop artists, dance teams and choreographers. Original moves from the instructor will also be incorporated. The class will also focus on the foundations of hip hop body movement.

the edge Program Pricing:

6th grade

$20 for a one day a week program $40 for a two day a week program

7th - 12th grade:

Free


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the edge

Boot Camp Challenge Blitz

Let’s move this summer! Youth will have the opportunity to increase their fitness skills and athleticism, bilateral performance and speed with pre and post sports screenings, nutritional coaching and group workouts.

Bullseye…

You’ll hit the target as you develop the FUNdamental skills of archery. Learn that safety comes first in this action-packed activity, hone your shooting skills (short and medium distance), have a little target practice, and pay close attention to your instructor because the final day you will have the opportunity to compete for prizes.

Reel ‘em In!

Get hooked on fishing this spring season. Learn the ins and outs of becoming a great fisherman, to include respecting the environment, learning about the equipment, fish identification, tying lures, and more. This hands on adventure will be taught by an experienced outdoorsman from Fort hood’s own Sportsman Center.

Mountain Biking Get an introduction to off road riding and mountain biking riding.The course will cover proper bike set-up, trail side etiquette, braking techniques, shifting, negotiating sand, mud, logs and other fun stuff. This activity is geared toward beginner level mountain bike riders.

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Dive into the unique experience of an underwater adventure. Learn open water SCUBA diving from the certified dive masters of C & J Divers. Through this program students will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.They will also have the opportunity to receive an open water PADI certification and college credit. Students are required to provide their own bathing suits, towels, and must be able to swim.

Climb to New Heights Rocks, boulders, and more, oh my! Over-

coming obstacles is just part of the challenge in this activity. Climb to new heights, as you develop the basic skills of indoor rock climbing. Learn the basics of rock climbing and climber etiquette, to include how to tie knots and belay your fellow climbers.

Adrenaline Rush High

Adrenaline, action-packed adventure awaits you as you go off road ATV style. Never rode before? That’s great! Certified instructor Jon Elliott will teach what you need to know to hit the road – SAFELY. All equipment is provided, but wear long pants and closed toed shoes and be prepared to get messy.

Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Adventure Experience the great

outdoors of Texas. Youth will develop a variety of outdoor skills through activities such as mountain biking, orientating, Texas survivor activities and more!

Sign Up: Stop by the Parent Central Services Office, Bldg. 121 on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue and sign your youth up now! Programs are offered at a designated CYS Services site. Note: Space is limited; program offerings

may be subject to change. Programs are offered at various locations and times. For detailed information, log on to www.hoodmwr.com/edge.htm, call 254-553-3995 or email edge@hoodmwr.com.


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YOUTH HIRED! Apprentice Program

The Youth HIRED! Apprentice Program provides 15 - 18 year old youth with professionally-managed career exploration opportunities in Family and MWR operations. Participants receive valuable paid work experience, as well as training and skills needed for the highly-competitive job market.

How It Works

Teens may participate in a maximum of two (12 - week) apprentice terms per year* and will receive a stipend check at the end of the completed term. Youth are required to complete 15 hours of work in a seven day period. As part of the program, youth will receive college and work preparatory workshops.

Advantages

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Real world career experience 12-week apprenticeships Fun, interactive career and college workshops Paid stipend Build a career path Sales, outdoor recreation and more!

2011 HIRED! Term Dates

Application must be received two weeks prior to the beginning of the term „„ July 30 - August 19 „„ August 29 - November 18 „„ November 28 - February 17

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How to Get HIRED! Youth must be registered

with Child,Youth and School Services. School documentation showing a GPA of 2.0 or higher must be provided. First-time apprentices must attend six prerequisite training: three workforce preparation, two secondary-education exploration and one financial management. Youth must submit a completed, signed application to the Youth Workforce Prep Specialist. Applications must be received two weeks prior to the beginning of the term. Applications are available online at: www.hoodmwr.com/youthHIRED!/ or at the address below. Youth Workforce Prep Office Rivers Building, Bldg 121 Rm 134E 761st Tank Battalion Avenue 254-287-9658 cysshired@hoodmwr.com


www.hoodmwr.com/childandyouth.htm YOUTH HIRED! APPRENTICESHIP WORKSHOPS: Career Launch Builds essential skills in youth

ages 13 - 18 years old exploring careers, making sound educational decisions, and finding success in the world of work.These trainings are offered every first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at High Chaparral Youth Center., Pershing Park Village Bldg 5485, Hooverhill Road For more information, call 254-287-5646 (Trainings from this curriculum fulfill workforcepreparation and secondary-education exploration training prerequisites).

Money Matters helps 13-18 year old teens

learn practical ways to save, spend, and invest the money they earn. These trainings are offered every second Thursday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Bronco Youth Center, Bldg 6602, Tank Destroyer Blvd. For more information call 254-287-6745 (Training from this curriculum fulfills the financialmanagement workshop prerequisite).

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Skills Mastery & Resistance Training Is a prevention program aimed at help-

ing young people resist tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other drug use; as well as delay early sexual activity.These trainings are offered every fourth Tuesday of every month from 5 - 5:45 pm at Comanche Youth Center, Bldg 52019,Tank Destroyer Blvd. For more information call 254-287-5834 (Trainings from this curriculum fulfill secondaryeducation exploration training prerequisites).

Training attendees MUST be registered with Child, Youth & School Services. Trainings are subject to be canceled due to federal holidays and/or scheduling changes; please call ahead to confirm trainings.


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CYSS is building nine new facilities! The grand opening of Montaque and Kouma Child Developement Centers are tentatively scheduled for August 9, 2011. In addition to these two new centers, CYSS is constructing five Child Development Centers, a Youth Center and a School Age Care Site.


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Army Family Covenant We recognize... ...The commitment and increasing sacrifices that our Families are making every day. ...The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families.

We are committed to... ...Providing Soldiers and Families a Quality of Life that is commensurate with their service. ...Providing our Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive. ...Building a partnership with Army Families that enhances their strength and resilience.

We are committed to Improving Family Readiness by: • Standardizing and funding existing Family programs and service • Increasing accessibility and quality of health care • Improving Soldier and Family housing • Ensuring excellence in schools, youth services and child care • Expending education and employment opportunities for Family Members


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