The Aviano Teen Center, located on Area 1 in the Community Center, offers a fun and safe environment for teens ages 13-18 under the supervision of trained program assistants. The Teen Center is a BGCA and 4-H affiliated program. These programs allow teens the chance to win contests and scholarships for college, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities in the following areas: Education & STEM, Leadership & Service, Health & Wellness, College & Career, The Arts, and Sports & Recreation. The Teen Center also offers clubs that focus on leadership and service, preparing youth for the future and the interests of members. The Teen Center has many amenities including, but not limited to, computers, iPads, gaming equipment, a fully stocked music area, art supplies, and a snack bar.
Fees for this program are $30 quarterly (every three months).
Parents interested in registering their child, may go to or call the Aviano Youth Center front desk for more information.
All membership packets need to be accompanied with an up-to-date immunizations record which must include the most recent flu shot.
Parents, please note:
Children 13 years of age or younger, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times when being signed in/out of programs.
Keystone is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program. Keystone Clubs provide leadership development opportunities for young people ages 13 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.
Youth of the Year
Through the Keystone Club, youth ages 14-18 have the opportunity to apply for Military Youth of the Year, a program that gives youth the opportunity to receive scholarships for college and be rewarded for their achievements at Teen Center. Youth receive a $5000 scholarship at the State level, a $10,000 scholarship that is renewable for four years at the Regional level and a $25,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years at the National level.
4-H Club offers youth the opportunity to develop a sense of independence and skill mastery while helping youth learn to value and practice service for others. 4-H goal is to help youth develop in four areas:
- Head - focusing on independence and leadership
- Heart -focusing on creating a sense of belonging and developing meaningful relationships
- Hands- focusing on generosity and serving the community
- Health- focusing on healthy practices and life skills
Smart Teens offers youth the opportunity to explore college, career, and financial skills in order to help prepare teens for their futures. Some examples of topics addressed as a part of Smart Teens include: learning about the different types of schools or careers one can pursue, budgeting, time management, study habits, maintaining a positive self-image, and maintaining healthy relationships.
Military & Family Life Consultants
Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Consultants (CYB-MFLCs) are available to talk to children about issues such as school adjustment issues, daily life issues, deployments and much more. Meetings are confidential and free of charge. CYB-MFLCs can be reached through Youth Programs at 632-7575, Area 1 CDC at 632-8246 or Area F CDC at 632-5199.
National Fine Arts Exhibit
The National Fine Arts Exhibit encourages artistic recognition of Club members ages 6 to 18 by displaying drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture at local and regional exhibits. A panel of distinguished judges selects works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is displayed the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the annual National Conference.
Through Cooking Club, youth have the opportunity to learn about how food impacts their health and learn to make different meals and snacks.
This club offers the opportunity for teens to use cameras and other photography equipment to creatively capture their surroundings. Youth are offered encouragement in participating in trial and error and curriculum guides to help hone their skills.
Parents, please note:
Teen Center is always open to implementing clubs led by youth that accommodate teens’ interests.