Middle School Teen Center
PowerHour: Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. Power Hour is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) homework center component of Child, Youth & School Services. Students can earn points to select prizes for the amount of work they have done. Power Hour store is open on Friday(s) only.
Torch Club: a BGCA leadership club for youth grades 6th- 8th designed to strengthen self-esteem and respect by highlighting and expanding their skills, achievements, and sense of responsibility. Torch club members elect officers and work together to plan activities.
SmartGirls and Passport to Manhood: Wednesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. BGCA gender-specific intervention and prevention programs designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable adolescent girls and boys to develop to their full potential.
Video Newsletter Club: This club covers how to create, write, layout a small YouTube via phone. Videos are posted in our different social media sites to inform the Fort Irwin community of MST happenings.
Fine Arts: Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6 p.m. Participants will use various art media in drawing and painting.
BGCA and 4-H Fine Arts Club: A year-round BGCA program that encourages artistic expression for youth in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.
Sports & Recreation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. Youth can participate in sports and recreation activities from basketball to tennis. They will also focus on team work, leadership development, and skill development.
Keystone Club: BGCA leadership club for teens that is a unique development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. (Coming Mid-August 2016)
Field Trips: Field trips offer a unique opportunity for Youth to explore and experience culture, communities, and have fun in this area along with off post. Popular field trip destinations have included movie theaters, bowling, paintball, corn maize, Adventure Zone, swimming, Six Flags, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, the beach, and many other places. Off post trips require written parent permission. Costs will vary.
Home Schooled Youth: Monday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m. Come join us during this time frame for fun. Many options will be available each week from Arts & Crafts to Sports & Recreation to Science & Technology.
Youth Sponsorship Program: This program is for incoming youth who will be matched and teamed up with a sponsor to help show them the ropes, navigate and familiarize themselves with the facility, its programs and activities.
- Computer and Homework Lab
Our center has a designated area where youth can learn or practice computer skills. In our Youth Tech Labs, one can participate in different partnerships such as Boys and Girls Club of America and 4-H. They will have an opportunity to experience video, filming, photography, and play computer games. Through BGCA and 4-H's curriculums, members can also learn basic computer skills. After school, the youth can access the lab for homework and Internet surfing with parental permission. Parents can be reassured that our lab is protected by CYBER sitter, a content filtering software that complies with the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Each user will have an Internet brief on how to be safe on the Internet before accessing any of the lab's computers.
- Game Room
In our center the youth can relish in various types of video games, board games, indoor pool, and Mrs. Pac Man. We keep different game systems on hand such Wii U, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DSi, and PS4 along with games requested by our youth.
- Arts & Crafts Room
Enhance your creativity with various arts and crafts activities. The youth will learn painting, drawing, water colors, coloring, clay molding, ceramics, fuse bead creations, jewelry making, science projects, and crafts. Our center offers a new project every day.
Although basketball is one of the favorite sports in our MST Gym, various daily activities can be found like dodgeball, kickball, mini rock wall climb, indoor soccer, and more.
*Must be in high school to hang out in this room. A teen can have fun while watching movies, playing video or board games, listening to music, or just laugh with its friends
Hours of Operation
|Monday||3 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||3 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||1:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||3 p.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Middle School ) 7 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. once a month (High School )|
|Saturday||2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Middle School ) 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (High School )|
Fort Irwin’s Middle School & Teen Program (MST) provides youth in grades 6-12, a wide array of activities that take place in the homework/technology lab, art room, gym, and game room. Each day the rooms offer a new activity. All activities and programs are designed to strengthen self-esteem, enhance creativity, and overall have fun in a safe environment. Our program also highlights and expands on youth’s skills, achievements, and sense of responsibility, while providing youth with a sense of belonging and inclusion in their youth center, family, and community.
Clubs currently offered at MST: Power hour, torch club, smartgirls and passport to manhood, video newsletter club, fine arts, BGCA and 4-H fine arts club, sports & recreation, keystone club, field trips, home schooled youth, youth sponsorship program.