Dynamic programs for youth ages 5 through 18 years are provided in approximately 300 youth and teen program facilities worldwide. A wide variety of offerings includes activities in physical fitness and sports, the arts, life skills, career and volunteer opportunities. Installation programs may also collaborate with other youth-serving organizations, like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and USDA/4-H programs.
Youth Sponsorship Program
Children and teens relocating to Los Angeles AFB may want a personal contact to talk to them about all the activities available on base and in the area. Send your name, address, age, and a list of your special interests and skills to the Youth Program, 2901 Arthur MacArthur Rd, Building 425, San Pedro, CA 90731. Your name will be given to someone with similar interests and you will receive a letter of welcome.
The Teen Center and the Youth Center at Los Angeles AFB are the best in the Air Force, a model for all other bases! The Youth Programs are partner-shipped with 4-H Club and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Los Angeles Air Force Base Youth Program is a recreational program in which youth can develop and acquire life long skills and hobbies through enriching experience that are physically and mentally challenging. The staff supports youth facing daily issues and concerns by guiding children to develop independence, self-discipline, and creative, thoughtful solutions.
The Pre-Teen Program is designed for youth 9-12 years old. Activities are varied and incorporate the following: Sports, Table Games, Computer/Homework Center, Field Trips, and BGCA Torch Club Members. The Pre-Teen Club is located at Fort MacArthur in the Teen Center, Building 425.
The Teen Program, for 13-18 year olds, strives to make a significant link to adulthood, developing qualities that enable them to become productive citizens and community leaders. Activities include Teen Council, BGCA Keystone Club, 4-H Club, Volunteer Program, Teen Summit, College Bound, Special Events, Dances, Trips, Seminars, Talent Show, Sports, and Fashion Shows. The Teen Club is located at Fort MacArthur in the Teen Center, Building 425.
School Age Program
These programs offer children 5 years to 12 years a wide variety of educational and entertaining experiences. Children are offered BGCA & 4-H Club activities such as scrapbooking, cooking, gardening, singing and guitar lessons. The learning centers consist of arts and crafts, science exploration, reading and writing, Legos, board games and computer play.
Before and After School care is offered on school days and full-day care is offered on school breaks. The program is not offered on Federal Holidays.
The Los Angeles AFB curfew policy is intended to provide a safer community and better protects children from becoming victims of crime or becoming involved in delinquent behavior.
Consistent with the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), the base curfew restricts minors (children under the age of 18) from being outdoors or in public places, unless accompanied by an adult, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Exceptions to the base curfew policy apply only when a minor is attending an event, or going to or returning directly home from an event (such as a youth program activity, movie, school dance, etc.) or involved with an emergency such as a fire, natural disaster, or automobile accident.
Parents are still required to notify the base entry gate the child will be entering during curfew hours. In the event parents fail to provide pre-notification of a child's arrival time, a dependent/civilian misconduct report will be completed.