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Middle School and Teen Center

Monthly Activity Calendar
Summer Field Trips

Our Youth Center offers a safe supervised place for middle school and high school youth with freedom for a variety of activity choices. Homework assistance is available in the combined space of the homework center and computer lab. Educational and recreational software are available for exploration in the computer lab, as well as structured computer and program skill classes. Transportation is provided from the local schools to the center on regular days as well as early out and half-days. 

Youth Centers are designed for youth ages 11-18 years. The Youth Program offers comprehensive, supervised program options and affordable, quality, predictable services that are easily accessible for eligible youth in grades 7 through 12 (may include 6th grade depending on local school configuration) who are 11 – 18 years old. This is achieved through a comprehensive framework consisting of the following program focus areas: 21st Century Leadership Skills; Academic Support, Mentoring and Intervention Services; Fitness, Nutrition, Health and Awareness; Life Skills, Citizenship, and Leadership; Recreation and Leisure; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Sports; The Arts; Workforce Preparation; and Youth Sponsorship.  In addition, through formal partnership agreements with nationally-recognized youth-serving organizations, such as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), youth have access to programs, standard curricula, special events, camps, scholarships, etc. Supervision and programming are provided by trained staff and operations are subject to DoD Certification.

Homework Centers (K-12 grades) create a safe and familiar before- and after-school academic support environment in school-age and youth centers.

MST Orientation Packet can be downloaded here!

Babysitter Referral Services

Looking for a Teen Babysitter? Looking to be a Teen Babysitter? CYS offers training following the 4-H babysitter curriculum in becoming a certified Teen Babysitter. Teen military family members in grades 7 and up who wish to expand and market themselves for babysitting jobs can be placed on the babysitter's referral list with parent permission.

Military parents needing babysitters must complete a request form located at Parent Central Services. Once parents complete the required form, they will receive a list of babysitter information based on specified requirements (location, availability, etc). After receiving a list of babysitters, parents can make arrangements directly with the babysitter. All arrangements and fees for care are between the parent and babysitter.

CYS offers Babysitting Referral Services for registered families. Babysitters on the referral list are 13 years or older, have certification in First Aid and CPR, and are trained in: 

  • Developmentally appropriate play
  • Recognition of child abuse/neglect
  • Emergency procedures and interviewing

Stop by Parent Central Services for a list of Teen Babysitters.  Call MST to learn about the next Teen Babysitter Class.

Youth Sponsorship

Please fill out a Child and Youth Services Referral Form to recieve individualized assistance from the School Liason Officer and Youth Sponsorship Team. 


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

Army Youth Sponsorship Program and Registration

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


Operational Procedures for School Early Release and Emergency Closures

The Middle School and Teen Center receives youth from school when Vernon Parish Schools schedule an early release or schools are released due to emergency closures.