Minot AFB Community
The 5th Force Support Squadron at Minot AFB offer many youth programs. The Youth center is one of the best in the Air Force.
Provides opportunity in the arts; career and education enhancement; character and leadership development; health and life skills; and sports, fitness, and recreation. Activities included are Power Hour; a variety of clubs such as Torch, Cooking, Club Zoom and Art; Fine Arts and Image Makers Contest; instructional programs such as dance, cheerleading, martial arts and tumbling. We offer a free Tutoring Program called Above and Beyond.
All programs have state-of-the-art computers with Internet accessibility. Base-wide programs offered include Fantastic Friday, Giggles Galore, fall skating program, dances, pool parties, spring and fall carnivals, Easter Hunts, holiday events and field trips. We offer something for everyone.
Youth Programs has a Teen Center for youth ages 13-18. Teens can participate in an exciting variety of activities such as field trips, sports programs, fundraisers, community service projects, and self-directed activities. Structured programs for teens include the Trail Program, Youth Employment Skills (YES) Program, the Congressional Awards Program and the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) Youth of the Year. Teens can become a member of the BCGA Keystone Club and assist the Coordinator in planning and implementing activities.
School-Age/School-Age Annex Program
The School-Age program provides before and after school care for children from K-6th grade and offers a full-time summer program. For registration information call 701-723-2154.
Youth Recreation and Sports
Our sports program offers an opportunity for youth of all ages! Our Wee Sports involves 3 and 4 year olds in age appropriate skills enhancing large motor and eye hand coordination and social opportunities. Our goal in the Wee program is to introduce athletics, ensure our participants have a positive experience, and learn at an early age that sports are fun!
We offer the Wee Program and League play for older youth in Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, Roller Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball and Flag Football. Our baseball program has grown over the past few years to include Babe Ruth and Legion teams. Our volunteer coaches are certified by the National Association for Youth Sports, a program that covers coaching responsibilities, appropriate practice, Code of Conduct/Ethics and sports injury/safety.
Youth Religious Programs
Awana is the only religious program at the Youth Center and is operated by the base Chapel.
Boys and Girls Scouts
Although the Youth Center does not operate Boys and Girls Scouts programs, they are available and active at Minot AFB.
For more information regarding Youth Programs, please call 701-723-2838 or DSN 312-453-2838.