By MyBaseGuide Staff Member

Located in Building 45410, the Fort Gordon Youth Program (YP) (for grades six through 12) is designed to accommodate youth 11 to 18 years of age. The YP provides a comprehensive program that fosters social interaction, promotes personal growth and develops educational and recreational skills. To these ends, we offer diverse, flexible activities and recreational options to accommodate the needs of families both on and off post, and welcome parent participation.

The YP provides a home-like environment and contains a large activity room, homework room with a variety of resource books and a technology lab housing 15 computers with Internet access. We also have four TVs, pool tables, PlayStations 2 and 3, Wii system, XBox, Kinect and a variety of movies on DVD and Blu-ray. We serve free USDA-approved, nutritious snacks after school. Limited spaces are available for free bus transportation from a variety of middle and high schools off post to our YP in building 45410.


Our programmed activities include:

Social activities such as dances, parties, holiday observances, festivals, heritage programs, youth-to-youth sponsorship and teen clubs enable youth to develop acceptable standards of contact, as well as good communication skills.

Community activities such as fests, carnivals, banquets, volunteer programs and family events.

Educational activities to include presentations, clinics and workshops on teen suicide prevention, job skills, drug and alcohol abuse, and other life-skill topics.

Cultural events such as field trips to museums and plays, awareness days for other countries, student exchange programs and performing arts activities.

Instructional classes including dance, tennis, music, drama, computers, safety, etc. Outdoor activities to include camping, hiking, risk adventure, gardening, backpacking, water sports, cycling and environmental programs.

Competitive events to include team and individual sports, talent contests, art contests, photography and essay competitions.

Leadership events to include teen club programs, community service, youth recognition and program planning councils.

Family activities including picnics, hiking trips, camping, parent/child contests and family contests.


Youth Programs are open to authorized beneficiaries — all active duty, retiree, DOD civilians and DOD contractors.




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