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FORT HOOD CHILD, YOUTH & SCHOOL SERVICES
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2011 No. 2
CYSS SENSATIONS MAGAZINE VOLUME 1 • NUMBER 2 • 2011
Parent Central Services Registration Services CYS Services Online Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP)
Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) School Liaison Services Army Children in Your Neighborhood Child Development Services Child Development Centers
Family Child Care Parent Central Services Kids On Site
School Age Care
Youth Sports and Fitness
CYSS Growing Building to Serve - One Brick at a Time Month of the Military Child Fest
Chief of Child, Youth & School Services From the desk of J. Yveta Phillips G re e t i n g s Fo r t H o o d Fa m i l i e s , Fr i e n d s , a n d Neighbors! Making the decision to have a child--it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. -- Elizabeth Stone Mother’s Day is May 8! Every year people search for that extra special gift to show Mom just how much she is loved and appreciated on Mother’s Day. We, at Child, Youth & School Services, know a thing or two about mothers.We work for them, with them, beside them. We are them. We have learned that what mothers want is not a once a year bauble or brunch. In fact, what they want is not for them at all. They want, not from their children, but for their children. They want their children to experience: • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Health Happiness Love from and for one another Love from and for their significant other Laughter in their lives Trust and trustworthiness Honesty and integrity Warm, mutually supportive relationships Good friends Challenges Strength Interesting conversations Growth through getting
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to know others Self-confidence The continued ability to wonder and to be delighted Self-reliance Self-esteem Self-sacrifice The chance and determination to help others Empathy Humility Compassion A life well-lived Healthy children of their own that go on to experience all of the same.
Help your kids grow and develop. Give them the best possible child care, exploration and enrichment opportunities, and the chance to discover and build their talents and their passions. Check out all that CYSS has to offer. Review this copy of Sensations with your kids. Make time to savor your moments together. Life happens fast and kids grow up sooner that you imagine. Enjoy them. Happy Mother’s Day! Respectfully, J.Yveta Phillips Chief, Child, Youth and School Services Division
April-May 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 within 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, physwww.hoodmwr.com ical/mental handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the user or patron. 254-287-9833
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ARMY FAMILY COVENANT S
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 Standardizing and funding existing Family programs and services zz Increasing accessibility and quality of healthcare zz Improving Soldier and Family housing zz Ensuring excellence in schools, youth services, and child care zz Expanding education and employment opportunities for Family members zz For Child,Youth & School Services, this means we can provide an array of benefits to Families, as outlined below: Deployed - must have orders zz Free child care during Mandatory Deployment Meetings zz Free child care for FRG Meetings, not to exceed 2 hours (paid by ACS) zz 16 Free child care hours per month per child (30 days before to 90 days after return) zz $2 hourly care rate beyond Free child care hours
SPRING • Army Family Covenant
3 zz 20% Reduction in fees for full/part day care for employed and full-time student spouses (30 days before to 90 days after return) 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 (paid by 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 (paid by 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 (paid by 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 (CYSS) 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 Your first stop is with the friendly folks at Parent Central Services where you will register your children with Child,Youth & School Services (CYSS) in order to access outstanding child care and enrichment programs. Registration is FREE! Individual services may be fee based.
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. Requirements for registration include: zz Military/Civilian Identification Card zz AKO email address for Active Duty Members only zz Childâ€™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
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
Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) Special medical needs may require a SNAP and must be updated annually. SNAP forms must be completed by a medical professional and are available for download at www.hoodmwr.com. 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. Fast Lane Services: Fast lane services include child care wait list placements, class and team sports enrollments, payments and child care placements. Fast lane services are available Monday-Thursday, 7:30am - 4:30pm and Friday, 7:30 am - 12 pm.
SPRING â€˘ CYSS Overview Continued
Fort Hood Family Child Care (FCC) Work from home on and off post. Training May 3-7 Applications must be picked up prior to attending the trainng. For information call 254-287-5448
Looking for a rewarding in-home career? Become a Family Child Care provider through Fort Hood Child,Youth & School Services. Work a flexible schedule providing child care in your home as a service to military Families, Department of Defense civilians and Fort Hood contractors. The Family Child Care program is now hiring! Family Child Care providers are needed in on-and off-post homes On-post providers obtain certification through the FCC program Off-post providers must be licensed by the state of Texas Benefits: • Receive extensive training at no cost • Free access to materials and equipment through the FCC Lending Library • USDA food program reimbursements • Financial incentives • Awesome support network For more information or an application, call 254- 287-5448 or visit the Fort Hood Family Child Care office in Building 283 on Battalion Avenue.
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CHILD, YOUTH AND SCHO Soldier and Family Assistance Six weeks to five years old Center (SFAC) - The CYSS SFAC Liaison is available to Child Development Centers (CDCs) 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 the Bldg 36042 Darnall Loop and is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Call 254-287-8659 for more information.
School Liaison Services (SLS) - School Liaison Officers (SLO) work with, and help support, eight surrounding school districts in the Fort Hood area. These include: Belton, Copperas Cove, Florence, Gatesville, Killeen, Lampasas, Salado and Temple. Available services include: registration, transfer information, points of contacts at school districts and transition service and study sources. The SLO office is located in the Rivers Bldg, across from the Mega Food Court, and is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Call 254-2887946 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 254287-8029, for additional information and referral.
SPRING â€˘ CYSS Overview Continued
CDCs offer full-day, part-day, and hourly care programs for children 6 weeks - 5 years. 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 attending. 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 prekindergarten 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 prekindergarten 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, Bldg 113, TJ Mills Boulevard, 254-287-6037
OOL SERVICES OVERVIEW Family Child Care - The Family Child Care (FCC) 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 ages 6 weeks through 12 years. The FCC program offers more individualized child care than may be available in center-based 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 level of standards as those of the centers. Parents are always welcome to drop in at any time to visit with their children 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, in a set of government quarters, offers the best of FCC in the 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 professionals who are well-trained and 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 (KOS) provides onsite child care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years. Call us to make arrangements for your next FRG meeting, social event, retreat or other gathering!Â KOS also provides child care at Abrams Fitness Center and the Resiliency Campus. Call 254-288-2141
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SCHOOL AGE CARE SAC 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. Cost: $4 per hour for up to 5 hours a week, $30 for more than 4 daily hours, $16 for less than 4 daily hours. 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
� 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 254-287-7950, 5:30 - 7 am daily. Service only provides after care transportation from Meadows Elementary.
SAC APRIL ACTIVITIES Paper Military Hat Date: April 8 Time: 4 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Description: April is the Month of the Military Child! This special celebration is very important to us and a way for SAC to give back to all the Military Families and their children for the sacrifices they make. Many young children aspire to be Military men and women when they get older, so come join us in Making Military Hats that the children can enjoy making and wearing. Egg Hunt Date: April 22 Time: 4 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Description: A tradition that most children enjoy-- running to find their hidden treasure and hoping to find the golden egg. This treat in itself, but seeing the look on their faces is priceless! Please come out and enjoy this wonderful activity.
SPRING • SAC Special Activities
9 Spring Carnival Date: April 22 Time: 2 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Description: “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party!”~ Robin Williams. Families welcome. Come and enjoy the scavenger hunts, egg races, and other carnival festivities planned to celebrate the new season.
Technology Activities: Butterfly Note Holder Date: April 8, Time: 4:30 -5:30 pm, Cost: Free Description: The students will show their own creativity by designing, and drawing their own butterfly on the computer. They will use this butterfly to make a note holder
Super Saturday Date: April 9 Time: 12 - 6 pm, Cost associated Description: The theme is spring! Let’s welcome in spring at SAC. Make your favorite spring time animals using envelop art. Plain envelopes will be transformed into different animals. What better way to take advantage of a bright and sunny day than relay races and obstacle course. We will end our super Saturday and replenish ourselves with a healthy and tasty spring salad. Download a Dinosaur Date: April 22 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Description: Join SAC as we travel back to the prehistoric age from our computer lab. Children will have a chance to tower over dinosaurs when they download and design dino-pals to take home and enjoy. You bring your imagination we’ll bring the rest. Friday Late Night Date: April 22 Time: 6:30 - 11:30 pm, Cost associated Description: Passport to Manhood late night. Young men come out and learn about personal hygiene, self-esteem, money management, nutrition, and fitness!
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SAC MAY ACTIVITIES Join us!! Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Date: May 5 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Description: Come celebrate and learn about Cinco de Mayo while participating in our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Join us as we sample different Mexican dishes, dance to Mexican music and top off the event with a piñata! Cup Stacking-A Typing Game Date: May 11 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Description: Cup Stacking Typing is a fun game for children to practice typing quickly. Stack and unstack the cups by typing the keyboard characters on them. You can type the characters only when they are black. Have fun typing!
Patriotic Memorial Day Crafts Date: May 27 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Description: Join us as we share the importance of Memorial Day with the children of Hobby SAC. We will make different patriotic crafts which consist of American Flags, Bracelets, Necklaces and Pins as we honor those who have fallen.
Solar Car Date: May 18 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Description: Youth will use a solar workshop kit to construct a Solar Car, after the car is built the youth will take it outside to demonstrate how solar power works. Super Saturday Date: May 14 Time: 12 - 6 pm, Cost associated Description: Come out for a Cinco De Mayo celebration with SAC. There are options for every child! Start the celebration out by making your own sombrero, then make some noise with your custom made Mexican Maracas. Do you like Simon Says? Then come out and give Benito Juarez Says a try. Wrap up the day with some tasty Mexican Popcorn.
SPRING • SAC Activities Continued
Friday Late Night Date: May 27 Time: 6:30 - 11:30 pm, Cost associated Description: Start off your Memorial Day weekend with SAC. We have plenty of ways that everyone can show off their patriotism. Show your Military Hero how much you care by creating a scrapbook; all you need are your favorite pictures of your hero. Put together Memorial Day care packages to be delivered to VA. You can also create your own patriotic flags. Then the real fun begins. Join us for an exciting game of steal the flag. You and your team must use all the skills you have to get the other team’s flag without getting caught! But what would this night be without a snack? Finish off your night by decorating cookies with red, white, and blue icing.
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
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.
254-287-6745 Rancier MS Live Oak Ridge MS Liberty Hill MS Charles Patterson MS Killeen HS
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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. Youth must be registered with CYSS; register at a Youth Center or at Parent Central Services in the Rivers Building. Call 254-287-8029 for an appointment. Youth Services is open to 6th - 12th grade youth at no charge. Fees for special trip/activities will vary. 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
April YOUTH CENTERS Night at the Movies Date: April 1 Time: 6 - 10 pm, Cost: $7 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Who ate all the popcorn? Bring all of your friends out and enjoy fresh entertainment. The action on one of the largest widescreens will capture you for a night to remember. Ice Cream Social Date: April 8 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: You scream, I scream, lets all get together and scream for ice cream! Come join us with our neighbor-hood welcoming party and enjoy three of our much loved flavors of ice cream. We will have a build-yourown sundae bar full of goodies, for all you fun folks and regular cones for all you straightforward folks. So if you’re looking for some fun, laughter, good conversation with friends and good ice cream then Comanche Youth Center. Spring Bling Date: April 15 Time: 7 - 11 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Come celebrate the beginning of spring with music, karaoke, bouncers, cookout and much more. This night will include fun games, good food and a round of karaoke.
Spring • Youth Services Activities Continued
Teen Slam! Bringing Poetry to Life Date: April 15 Time: 5: - 9 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Teens come out and share your voice, bring your own words to life. Slam! is all about respect for everyone’s creations. Enjoy the opportunity to share your voice with family and your community. Please sign up by April 3.
ed, r e r a s Rose lue, b e r a Violets te poetry ri I can w can you! and so Medieval Times Date: April 16 Time: 5 pm, Cost: TBA Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Come join us for a dinner and tournament. As we go inside the stone walls of our 11th century style castle, medieval Spain will come to life, as six knights will clash in a tournament for the title of King Champion. So be expect extraordinary food and entertainment while enjoying the company of your friends!
13 Spring Fashion Show Date: April 23 Time: 3 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Lights, Camera, Walk! Come enjoy the fashions of 2011! If fashion is what you are and what you love, then you definitely want to be at this phenomenal fashion show. Watch as our youth show you how itâ€™s done! They will rock the latest styles of clothing, shoes, and accessories. Be there as they lay it all out for you with confidence and style.
Midnight Bowling Date: April 22 Time: 5:30 - 9 pm, Cost: $10 Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Youth will experience a night of midnight bowling and spend quality time with their friends. The youth will compete against their peers for 1st place trophies for high score and total pins.
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April TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES Math Adventure Date: April 1 Time: 5:30 - 9 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Teens, join us for a fun night of learning mathematics. The opportunity to learn the art of communicating complex ideas in an understandable way through practice and hands-on experience; as well as interact, with mathematics in a positive way. Music Production Date: April 7 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Youth will learn different ways to create music. They will start by creating a music CD from the software Garage Band and next, they will listen to different sounds that they created on their CD by using the DJ equipment. Power House Project Date: April 12 Time: 4 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Can you design an effective way to use the alternative energy source? Can you still use power from the sun on a cloudy day? Well, we have answers for you. Come join us to build renewable energy power model houses at Comanche Youth Center. Technology plus science equals an interesting, yet good time and we look forward to spending that good time with you! Video Production Date: April 21 Time: 5 - 6 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Youth will learn how to create a video movie production, by using the software called I-movie. They will learn how to input pictures, sounds, and video graphics to produce these videos.
Spring â€˘ Youth Services Activities
Sim City Contest Date: Every Wednesday in April Time: 4 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Week after week youth will create their own cities. Using the Sim City Game on the computer, youth will build their city from the ground up. Like Roller Coaster Tycoon, youth will understand the importance of financial and business obligations to improve their city. This is a fun way to tie technology in with business.
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort Date: April 23 Time: 8 am- 8 pm, Cost: $34 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels has over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 childrenâ€™s water playgrounds,17 water slides, the worldâ€™s first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters spread over 65 acres of fun! Month of the Military Child Posters and Designs Date: April 4 Time: 4 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Descriptions: In appreciation of the Month of the Military Child, youth will create posters and graphic computer designs representing the Army. Posters and designs can be created showing support for the Military and the Month of the Military Child.
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May YOUTH CENTERS Health and Fitness Fair Date: May 3 Time: 3 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: All youth, invite your family and friends out to enjoy a great opportunity to improve or help jump tart a healthy lifestyle. This event will contain informative data about all kinds of health risks and healthy solutions to those risks. Information at this health fair is for everyone, young or old this one is for you! It is believed that knowledge is power. By attending this event we hope you will gain the knowledge to help you develop a proactive approach to taking an important step towards gaining control of and maintaining your family’s health. See you there! Mother’s Day Celebration Date: May 6 Time: 6 - 8 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Celebrate Mother’s Day in your Sunday’s best. All teens, bring out that special person who has made an incredible impact in your life. To celebrate Mother’s day, you will enjoy a fabulous Mother’s Day Dinner and pose to capture the unforgettable moments. Also, you will be able to express why your mom is so special by reading an essay or poem dedicated especially to her! (Older Sister’s, Aunts, Grandma’s and any other mother that is special to you, is also invited).
Spring • Youth Services Activities Continued
Mother’s Day Pampering Brunch Date: May 7 Time 11 am - 2 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Calling all Mothers to, kick back and enjoy a day that was designed with you in mind! Absolutely no stress allowed. This is your day to recharge and rejuvenate. Allow the stress to fade from your mind as you exercise in Bronco’s fabulous fitness room. Following the stress relieving exercise session there will be magnificent manicures and facials. And to top off the mesmerizing experience, we will end the morning with a Mother’s Day brunch with mother and child photographs. This event will truly allow you to unwind! Midnight Bowling Date: May 13 Time: 7 pm - 2 am, Cost: $15 Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Teens come strut your midnight bowling swag! Celebrate strikes and spares as you enjoy a pizza dinner and exciting night of midnight bowling! Come on out to hangout, laugh, or joke while spending quality time with your friends. Bring your “A” game as you compete against other peers and participate in some team-building activities. This is a great chance to interact with old friends and a start to new friendships!
17 Family Night (Italian Style) Date: May 19 Time: 6 - 8 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Not your typical Spaghetti and Meatballs! Come let High Chaparral knock your socks off as we add a twist to traditional Italian-style dinner. You will experience “Little Italy” High Chaparral style. So bring your family out for some delightful Italian pasta and sway to Italian music! Teen Poetry Night Date: May 13 Time: 6:30 - 10:30 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Comanche Youth Center is proud to present the most captivating, poetry night your eyes have ever seen. During this poetry night you will be invited on a mind-blowing experience as you watch and listen to poetry created from the hearts and souls of others. Come, give your thoughts to inspire your peers, but also come to be inspired. If you ever wanted to be heard or wanted to express your thoughts to the ears of others, come grab the mic because here is your chance! International Family Night Pot Luck Date: May 26 Time: 5:30 - 8 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Join us for a fun evening of international foods. Come share and sample different ethnic foods from all parts of the globe. Share a moment of your culture and enjoy extraordinary displays and entertainment.
Food Connoisseur of Comanche Date: May 27 Time: 5 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Have you ever wanted to travel the world and taste ethnic cuisines? Comanche Youth Center is bringing the cuisine of the world all under one roof all for you! Join us as we explore a variety of food specialties. Our goal is to tease your taste buds and entice your mind with the flavors and good old-fashion conversation. Suitable for all age groups, come expecting your taste buds curiosity to be satisfied! We are combining good food, with a good time, so come on out and be our “Food Connoisseur”.
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May TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES Design a Maze Date: May 12 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Youth will create a maze for family and friends by using PowerPoint software. They will also learn how use the auto shapes tool to create it. They will have the choice to make it easy or hard to figure out; plus with the binder machine, they will use this to make a small booklet of mazes to give out. Mind Blowing Science Project Date: May 13 Time: 7 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center: Description: This activity will blow you away! Youth will participate in using H2O, CO2, and other items to make colorful changes in a volcano, Jiggly Crystal and Test Tube Sunset. Bright Minds Science Fair Date: May 17 Time: 4 pm, Cost: Free Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Attention all science students.This one is for you! Comanche Youth Center is giving you the opportunity to show your scientific projects to your peers. We are affording you the opportunity to be in the company of other bright minds just like yours! Not only are you welcome to bring your work but you are encouraged to view the work of others! This fair is designed to provide you information that can further your education! We are excited about this and you should be too! Parents are welcome to join in on this experience as well.
Spring â€˘ Youth Center Activities Continued
Lego Building Contest Date: May 20 Time: 7 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Round up your friends to attend the Lego Building Contest. Come show off your skills as you compete by forming a 3-dimensional town, city, or complex. Do you possess the talent and intelligence to be a great Designer! Make Modern Art Using Technology Date: May 26 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: Free Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Youth will begin by visiting: http://restudio. moma.org/ this activity will show the youth how to create a virtual modern art and will also let them experiment with many different kinds of art. Super Saturday Getaway Date: May 14 Time: 7 am - 10 pm, Cost: TBA Location: Comanche Youth Center Description: Youth come out and enjoy an excellent time at Six Flags, Arlington, Texas! Brace yourself for good food, fun, rides and entertainment. Six Flags Arlington, Texas features more than 100 thrilling rides and attractions, including adrenaline filled roller-coaster, like Titan and MR. FREEZE. They also have a variety of familyfriendly shows and attractions. Teens, this is the field trip youâ€™ve all been waiting for.
YOUTH SPORTS and FITNESS Youth Sports is open to children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 9th grade. Register at Parent Central Services in the Rivers Building. Call 254-287-8029 for an appointment. Youth Sports and Fitness is headquartered in the Bronco Youth Center, Bldg 6602, Tank Destroyer Blvd. Call 254-288 3770 for more information. Let’s Move Fort Hood Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 Time: 9 am -12 pm, Cost: Free Location: Venable Sports Complex Description: First Lady, Michelle Obama has called for the government, elected officials, and school boards to take a leadership role in the Let's Move! Initiative to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity. Join Child, Youth and School Services, in showing Mrs. Obama, that Fort Hood is on the "Move." Family fun/fitness activities, information, snacks, and door prizes.
Zumbatomic Dates: On going, Monday/Wednesdays Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Cost: Free Location: Meadows Elementary School Gym Description: The crazy-cool dance-fitness workout for kids (ages 4-18) set to hip-hop, salsa, reggaeton and more. It's a fast-forward fusion of the Zumba program's moves and high-octane workouts designed to let kids ages 4 - 18 max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. Safe and effective, kids can't wait to get into the Zumbatomic groove. Watch their energy and fitness levels soar as they get the groove. Families are encouraged to participate. Youth Sports & Fitness: Fort Hood Family Relays Date: April 9 Time: 10 am - 12 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center (Park Track) Description: Youth ages 5-18 Events: Family Relays, Funny Run, and other family fun events. Don’t miss out on the 2nd Annual, Fort Hood Family Relays. These family fun relays will get your heart pumping, belly laughing, and family ties! End of the School Year Kickball Tourney Date: May 21 Time: 10 am - 2 pm, Cost: Free Location: Bronco Youth Center (Park Track) Description: Kickball fundamentals workshop, Round Robin tournament, giveaways, prizes for youth ages 5 - 18. Have you ever felt like you’re not the best soccer player or always striking out in baseball? Then kickball is the sport for you. Come out and enjoy a fun day of your favorite mixture of soccer and baseball where everyone is a winner and we all have fun!
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SKIESUnlimited ACADEMY 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. Once registered, parents can enroll their children in the SKIESUnlimited academy at the Rivers Building, 121, across from the Mega Food Court. 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.
Art classes - Painting & Drawing Mondays 6 - 8 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 13-18 years old Date: Thursdays 1 - 2:15 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Sketch & paint your creation
Art classes - Cartooning Date: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6-8 years old Date: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Animate with stop motion & clay
Art classes - Pencil, Pastel & Beyond Date: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 3-5 years old Date: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6-8 years old Date: Wednesdays 5:45 - 7 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Date: Saturdays 10:15 am - 11:30 am, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Discover art with charcoal, pastel & watercolor mediums
Art classes - Homeschoolers Date: Thursdays 1 - 2 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 6-8 years old Date: Thursdays 1 - 2:15 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Curriculum designed to fulfill homeschooler’s state requirements
Art classes - 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 Art classes - Sculpture Date: Saturdays 10:15 am - 11:15 am, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 3-5 years old Date: Tuesdays 5:45 - 7 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Create sculpture using plaster, wood & soapstone
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21 Modern Dance Date: Mondays 5:20-5:50 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 3-5 years old ate: Mondays 6-6:40 pm, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group:6-10 years old Date: Fridays 4:45-5:30 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 6-18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Contemporary Movement Ballet-Modern Date: Thursdays 5-5:30 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 3-5 years old Date: Thursdays 1600-1645, Cost: $42 monthly Age Group: 6-10 years old Location: Spiritual Fitness Center Description: Contemporary Movement Modern Dance Date: Fridays 4:45- 5:30, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group:6-18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Contemporary Movement Ballet/Jazz Date: Saturdays 9 - 9:30 am or 5 -5:45 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group:3-5 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Beginner Dance Ballet/Jazz Date: Saturdays 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group:6-9 years old Date: Saturdays 10:45 - 11:30 am, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group:10-13 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Beginner Dance Home-schoolers Ballet/Jazz Date: Fridays 1 -1:45 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5-18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Beginner Dance Hip Hop Date: Fridays 4 - 4:45 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group:6-18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Beginner Dance
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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 Creative Movement Date: Wednesday 2:45 - 3:15 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 2-3 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Beginning 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 ballet Acro-Dance Date: Wednesdays 4 pm -4:40 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 9-12 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Combines acrobatics with dance movements 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 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
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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
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
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 Ballet level 1 Date: Saturdays 10:10 am -11 am, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 6-9 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Previous dance experience required Tap/Jazz level 1 Date: Saturdays 11 am - 11:50 am, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 6-9 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 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Learn all the latest moves Ballet/Jazz Level 1 Date: Tuesday 4:30 - 5 pm, Cost: $37 monthly Age Group: 6-9 years old Location: Spiritual Center at the Resiliency Campus Description: Beginning dance Art on the Spectrum 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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* Date: days and times vary- 30 min sessions *Piano for the young beginner Age Group: 4-5 years old Cost: $47 monthly Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: group instruction combining piano & kindermusik
Kindermusik Date: Wednesdays 10:45 -11:30 am, Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 2 - 4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: Children experience music & movement
*Piano Lessons Cost: $47 monthly, Age Group: 6-18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: group instruction for piano
Kindermusik for Toddlers Date: Wednesdays 10 - 10:45 am, Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 1-2 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: Parent & Child experience music & movement
Beginner Guitar Date: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Saturday 12 - 1 pm Cost: $53 monthly, Age Group: 8-18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Group guitar instruction for beginners
German Kindermusik Date: Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:15 pm, Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 2-4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: German words and music.
Intermediate Guitar Date: Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm year round, Cost: $53 monthly, Age Group: 8-18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: students advance at teacher’s discretion
German Date: Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:15 pm, Cost: $47 per session Age Group: 6-18 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: Learn German before you PCS. Parents are welcome to attend. Session will be six weeks.
*Advanced Guitar Date: Fridays 6 - 7 pm, Cost: $53 monthly, Age Group: 8-18 Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: students advance at teacher’s discretion Family Musik Time Date: Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:15 pm, Cost: $47 first child, $13 second child, third child free! Age Group: 6 months - 4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: Both parents and up to 3 siblings may participate Kindermusik Date: Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:30 pm, Cost: $47 monthly Age Group: 2 - 4 years old Location: CTC bldg 3200 Description: Children experience music & movement
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25 Tae Kwon Do-Beginners Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays 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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6-18 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: students advance at teacher’s discretion Shotokan Karate Date: Fridays 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 6 -6:45 pm, Cost: $45 monthly Age Group: 6-15 years old Location: Bronco Youth Center Description: Build confidence, respect & skill Karate Play Date: Thursdays 4:15 -4:45 pm, Cost: $55 monthly Age Group: 2-4 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Introduction to Karate Parent & Child Tumbling Date: Tuesdays 9:30 am -10 am or 10 am -10:30 am or Thursdays 6:15 - 6:45 pm, Cost: $35 Age Group: 12-35 months Location: Walker SAC Description: Child must be able to walk to tumble with parent assistance
Parent & Child Tumbling Date: Wednesdays 10 am -10:30 am, Cost: $35 Age Group: 12-35 months Location: Walker SAC Description: Child must be able to walk to tumble with parent assistance Preschool Tumbling Date: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am or Thursdays 6:50 - 7:35 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 3-4 years old Location: Walker SAC Description: Develop gross motor skills & coordination while having fun! Gymnastics-Beginner girls Date: Tuesdays, Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm or Saturdays 9 - 10 am, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5-18 years old Location: Walker SAC Description: Learn tumbling along with the balance beam, horse and other apparatus Gymnastics-Intermediate girls Date: Saturdays 10:15 - 11:15 am, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5-18 years old Location: Walker SAC Description: Students advanced at teacher’s discretion Gymnastics-Male Date: Mondays 6:15 - 7:15 pm, Cost: $50 monthly Age Group: 5-18 years old Location: Walker SAC Description: Build strength, coordination and balance with tumbling and gymnastics
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First Tee Golf Date: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm or 5:30 - 6:30 pm (10 week sessions), Cost: TBA Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: Resiliency Campus Description: Learn golf as well as character building activities First Tee Golf-Advanced Date: Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm or 5:30 - 6:30 pm (10 week sessions), Cost: TBA Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: Clear Creek Golf Course Description: Learn golf as well as character building activities
Private Guitar Lesson Date: Saturdays 1-2 or 2-3 pm, Cost: $85 monthly Age Group: 8 - 18 years old Location: High Chaparral Youth Center Description: Private instruction at your student’s level Scuba - Bubblemakers Date: 4th Wednesdays of the month 7-8 pm, Cost: $36 Age Group:8 - 10 years old Location: Abrams Pool Description: Experience your first scuba dive! Aquatic Science - Subject varies Date: Mondays 4:30 - 6 pm year round, Cost: $32 one time course Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: C & J Divers Description: Sea Turtles, Coral Reefs, Sharks, Naming Nemo, Volcanoes, and more Academic Tutoring Date: Monday or Wednesday, 45 min sessions starting at 5, 5:45 & 6:30 pm, Cost: $54 monthly Age Group: 6 - 18 years old Location: Resiliency Campus Description: One on One tutoring for any subject your child needs assistance with Karate Date: Tues & Thursdays 5 - 5:45 pm or 6 - 6:45 pm, Cost: $60 monthly Age Group: 6 - 12 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Build confidence, respect & skill Karate Date: Tues & Thursdays 7 - 8 pm, Cost: $60 monthly Age Group: 13 - 18 years old Location: Cordovan Art School Description: Build confidence, respect & skill
Swim levels 1-6 Date: Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs or Sat & Sundays (8 sessions), Cost: $42 per sessions Age Group: 5 - 18 years old Location: Abrams Pool Description: Red Cross Certification Swim classes ranging from level 1-6 in skill
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School of Life Skills, Citizenship & Leadership Whole Family Wellness Date: TBA, Cost: TBA Age Group: TBA Location: TBA Description: Learn healthy life skills from cooking to fitness
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 onto www.hoodmwr.com/edge.htm, call 254-553-3995, or email email@example.com.
Throw A Pottery
(Pottery Making) Let your creativity f low 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.
(Apparel Graphic Design) 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
(Digital Photography) 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.
Glass Fusion (Melted Glass)
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.
Accessories by You (Intro to Jewelry Making)
Interpret your creativity through designing accessories. Youth will create necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. This class will include creating designer beads similar to the beads sold in custom jewelry stores. Youth will be allowed to let their creativity flow.
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Painting and Drawing
Students will explore drawing and painting materials with instructors from Cordovan Arts School. Activities will include demos, group assignments and self-guided projects on the way to enhance artistic abilities.This course caters to all levels, from the novice artist brushing up on their skills to the serious artist seeking perfection in their artwork.
Designed for teens who want to make their own web pages, web sites and learn the basics of web development. Cordovan Art School instructors will give youth a solid foundation in website design and CSS layout as they showcase interests on the Web. Step-by-step projects provide teens with the opportunity to learn and practice professional techniques.
Introduction to DJing. 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
(Skateboard Design) 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.
Taught by professional animators from the Cordovan Art School, students receive handson experience with a variety of artistic Cartooning styles. Students will cover drawing and cartooning basics and will delve into traditional Cartooning. Open to youth 6th-12th grade.
Graphic Design Taught by professional graphic
designers from Cordovan Art School, students will learn to create dynamic design projects with software used by professional graphic designers. At the completion of the program, youth will have a completed design project.
Life The edge Lights, Camera, Action…
(Intro to Video Production) 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.
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(Introduction to Cosmetology) 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.
Top Chef Kid Edition
(Intro to Culinary Arts) Central Texas College’s Culinary Arts professionals have joined forces with CYS services to provide a unique cooking experience for our youth. Youth will have the opportunity to learn the ins and out of the culinary environment to include safety, sanitation, food prep and more. The program will conclude with the youth catering a meal for their families.
Let’s Get Baking
(Introduction to 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.
Top Chef Kid Edition II
(Intro to Culinary Arts) Youth have the opportunity to take their cooking skills to the next level in Top Chef Kid Edition II. Building on the fundamentals of Top Chef Kid I, youth will expand their skill set and prepare more challenging meals.The program will conclude with the youth catering a meal for their family members.
Fit The edge 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 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.
edge Fit Club Challenge
Kick off the new year with a healthy outlook on life. Take on the Edge Fit Club Challenge featuring the following activities: Zumba, Walk-it-Out, Floor, Core, and More and Aerobic Kick-boxing. Total body fun fitness will be the focus of this program. Class participants will receive a commemorative Tshirt. All levels of physical abilities are invited to participate.
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Adventure Splash Science
(Intro to the world of Aquatics and Scuba Diving) Splash into the world of aquatics with C & J Divers and explore some very cool and wet stuff! Splash Science will introduce youth to the aquatic wonders that many have wondered about, but very few people have seen.This program is packed full of information, such as ongoing projects of research and discovery of our aquatic world. For instance, what percentage of the water is drinkable and where does 80 percent of the worldâ€™s oxygen come from? Youth will also have the opportunity to Discover Scuba - including getting fitted with scuba gear and learning how it is used.The final class we will splash into Abrams pool to discover how you can become an aquanaut.
Climb to New Heights
(Rock Climbing) Rocks, Boulders, and more, oh my! Overcoming 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.
Are you ready to take the plunge?
(Scuba Diving) 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.
the edge Package Pricing:
6th grade 7th - 12th grade:
$20 for a one day a week program $40 for a two day a week program Free
Sign Up: Stop by the Parent Central Services Office, Bldg. 121 on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue and sign your youth up now! Programs start at 5:30 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Apprentice Program The Youth HIRED! Appren-
tice Program provides 15 - 18 year old youth with professionally-managed career exploration opportunities in Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR) operations. Participants receive valuable paid work experience, as well as training and skills needed for the highly-competitive job market. For more information, call 254-287-9658 or email: email@example.com.
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.
zz 12 - week apprenticeships zz Youth 15 - 18 years of age zz Fun, interactive career and college prep workshops throughout the 12 - week program zz Paid Stipend zz Positions in sales, outdoor recreation, child care and more!
2011 HIRED! Term Dates:
May 30 - August 19 August 29 - November 18 November 28 - February 17 Application must be received two weeks prior to the beginning of the term
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 secondaryeducation 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!/ and click on Apprenticeship Application to download application or pick up at this address: Youth Workforce Prep Office Rivers Building, Bldg 121 Rm 134E 761st Tank Battalion Avenue 254-287-9658
Spring â€˘ Youth HIRED Apprentice Program
HIRED! Apprenticeship Workshops: Career Launch builds essen-
tial skills in youth ages 13 to 18 for 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 Fort Hood,Texas 76544 254-287-5646 (Trainings from this curriculum fulfill workforce-preparation and secondary-education exploration training prerequisites).
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. 254-287-6745 (Training from this curriculum fulfills the financialmanagement workshop prerequisite).
Skills Mastery and Resistance Training (SMART Moves) is a prevention program
aimed at helping 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. 254-287-5834 (Trainings from this curriculum fulfill secondary-education 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.
Child, Youth & School Services
Just For Teens!
Get the latest information about all teen programs, events, and the teen hot spots:
TEXT ”CYSSTEEN” TO 95613 www.hoodmwr.com
CYSS joins forces with the Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works (DPW) to host the 2011
Month of The Military
Child Fest & Fort Hood’s Earth Fest
April 29 3-9 pm
some childrens' attractions will close at dark.
REN D L I H C Y R A T I Tribute Band LEBRATE MIL
ISS IT the K t n e • m in a rt te n gination Show a m o o Z Free Food • Live E m iu • n o d • S.H.S. Pandem n a B s e • Inflatables rs o ys H la d p il is W D 79th Street Gate l ta n e m Environ Free & Open to the Public Games • Arts & Crafts • Fun for Everyone Teen Zone •
The Strength of Our Future The Army is committed to Military Youth. ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise
WWW.HOODMWR.COM • WWW.FORTHOODEARTHFEST.COM • 254-553-3988 Individuals requiring accommodations for a medical disability must contact 254-288-2141 one week prior to event. This 3.30.2011 adv. supersedes all others on this subject
Child, Youth & School Services
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