Building 10619, Yorktown Dr.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
School Year Program Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 2 - 8 pm
Friday: 2 - 9 pm
Saturday: 1 - 9 pm
SPECIAL NOTICE: We open at 1 pm on early release/school out days
The Middle School & Teen program offers a range of positive activities for youth ages 11-18 ( 6th through 12th grade) that promotes positive attitudes and reinforces Army core values. Youth Services sponsors a variety of programs offering youth opportunities in sports & fitness, life skills & citizenship, leadership, arts, recreation & leisure and mentoring, intervention & support services. There are special interest activities that vary each week. The Fort Lee Youth Center features a gymnasium, youth lounge, game room, arts & crafts room, music room and outside patio, just to name a few. Other amenities include a homework center with an onsite tutor and a Youth Technology lab.
Registration and Fees:
• Children must be registered through CYSS before enrolling in Middle School Teen programs. Parents can register children at Central Registration Office (CRO), 10624 Yorktown Dr. or call commercial (804) 765-3852 for more information.
• Middle School & Teen program is FREE to CYSS Cardholders (fees may apply for field trips)
• Eligibility is extended to family members of active duty military personnel, DOD civilians and DOD contractors. Retired military personnel are eligible on a space available basis
• Middle School & Teen program is offered for youth in grades 6th-12th
• After School, Evening, and Weekend options in:
Life Skills & Citizenship
- Computer Club
- Chess Club
- Cooking Club
- 4-H Clubs
- Youth Councils - Keystone Club & Torch Club
- Youth Sponsorship
- Volunteer Community Service
- Smart Moves
Mentoring and Intervention Services
- Teen Mentoring
- Passport to Manhood
- Educational Trips
- Homework Center with onsite tutor
- Parent Involvement
Art, Recreation and Leisure
- Arts & Crafts
- Character Counts
- Recreational Trips
- Game Room
• Special Events on Weekends! Check Monthly Calendars for Lock-ins, Dances, Tournaments, Pool Parties, Trips, etc.
• Developmentally appropriate activities and professional staff trained to work with Middle School and Teen Partnerships
National Partnership with 4H and Boys and Girls Club:
Fort Lee's Child, Youth & School Services has a partnership with Boys & Girls Club of America and 4-H Club. Through these partnerships we commit to helping youth of all backgrounds develop leadership skills, self-esteem and character. We strive to asset all youth to become responsible citizens by providing quality cultural, social, educational, physical and recreational opportunities in neighborhood facilities, providing a safe place to learn and grow -- all while having fun.
About the YMCA Outreach Initiative:
YMCA of the USA, the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense have launched the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative to address the needs of families of deployed military personnel who live far from a military installation and require access to child development, family strengthening, and healthy and well-being programming.
The YMCA Military Outreach Initiative leverages the YMCA movement's national scale and mission to engage families facing the hardship and uncertainty of military deployment. The nation's 2,686 YMCAs have the unique capacity to respond to the needs of this widely dispersed population through supportive community-based programs that foster a healthy spirit, mind and body. Click the Armed Services YMCA logo for more information.
Youth Sponsorship plays a very important role in the moving process. Many questions and concerns are expressed when families move. For youth, the fear of the unknown is a scary and a very real concern. Here are some examples:
Who will be my friends?
What will my new school be like?
What activities/sports are available?
Will I fit in?
What are the other kids wearing?
A Youth Sponsor will help provide the answer to these questions and many more. Their job is to help eliminate the unknowns, and build that friendship prior to the sponsored arriving to the area. The most important part of being a Youth Sponsor is to be a friend and make the new kid feel welcomed at Fort Lee, VA. A Youth Sponsor will be able to introduce the newcomer at school, and to friends or at the Youth Center.
Local Youth Sponsorship
If you are moving to this area and are interested in obtaining a Youth Sponsor for your child please feel free to call the Fort Lee Youth Center at (804) 734-2870 or the School Liaison Officer at (804) 765-3813. If you are living in this area now and your child would like to serve as a Youth Sponsor, become a member of the Fort Lee Youth Center, and get acquainted with the program activities please visit the Fort Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 10619, Yorktown Drive, or call (804) 734-2870. Your youth will gain valuable leadership skills, youth sponsorship training, and become a key member of the community. We look forward to meeting you!