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Youth Services

Youth Services

The youth centers provide services and programs for middle school and high school teens. Registration for youth centers will be accepted at any Fort Hood Youth Centers and at Parent Central Services (Bldg 121).

School Liaison Officers (SLO)

The School Liaison Office is part of the Parent & Outreach Services Branch of the Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Division of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. School Liaison Officers (SLOs) work in conjunction with Fort Hood Family support services, local school communities, and SLOs around the world to address educational issues involving Military Children.

The SLOs act as a communication link between the installation, surrounding school districts, and Families. They provide information on the educational process and assist Families in maneuvering through the school system. While SLOs are not advocates, they are here to inform and link Military Families to the individual, group, or other resource that can hopefully address and resolve their issue. They also provide tools to empower parents to be advocates for their children's education.

Fort Hood SLOs support the entire Military-connected Family by providing information and resources dealing with the impact of deployment, reintegration, school transition, and relocation. In addition, the SLOs disseminate resources and conduct workshops on Graduation Requirements, Impact Aid, Special Education and College and Career Readiness.

The SLOs are the Army's designated "point person," responsible for serving as the liaison between Families, local school districts and various other community partners in education to promote quality education and academic support for Military Children and youth.

Contact Information: For assistance, please call your SLOs at 254-288-7946, or email at usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.cyss-slo@mail.mil, or you may Go to the SLOs in person at the Rivers Bldg. 121, room 147.

Youth Sponsorship

Fort Hood Child & Youth Service Programs work in tandem with the ACS Relocation Program to ensure incoming personnel are aware of our Youth Sponsorship "Ambassador" Program. Representatives of the Youth Council welcome newcomers. Departing personnel may request a letter be sent to the gaining installation giving them a "heads up" of your imminent arrival.

Youth Centers

There are four youth centers on Fort Hood. Activities cover four components:

  • Sports/Fitness
  • Leisure/Recreation
  • Life Skills/Citizenship
  • Mentoring/Intervention and Support Services

Youth Social Programs

Registration for youth centers will be accepted at any Fort Hood Youth Centers and at Parent Central Services (Bldg 121). The youth centers provide services and programs for middle school and high school teens.

Each center has a designated area where teens may learn or practice computer skills. Youth Tech Labs play a dynamic role in daily club activities such as Robotics, Music Making, and much more! Through Club Tech's curriculum, members can learn basic computer skills and also introduce them to more advanced computer skills like digital movie making, photography, graphic design and web development.

After school, youths can also access the labs for homework and Internet surfing. Parents can be reassured that each tech lab is protected by, CYBERsitter, a content filtering software that complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act. Each user will be taught safe Internet skills before accessing any of the lab's computers.

Teens may join the Keystone or Torch Club at the youth center. These clubs help teens learn and practice leadership skills. Club members assist staff in making rules, planning programs, decorating centers, provide community service, and evaluate teen programs and services. Middle School and High School teens have opportunities to have their voice heard by community command leaders; High School teens have opportunities to represent Fort Hood teens at forums and boards held throughout the United States. Teens within the leadership program have opportunities for college scholarships and grants.Various clubs are offered to support individual special needs, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Clubs. These clubs curricula include Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, Sewing, Photography, Arts & Craft, Gardening, and Gourmet Cooking. Teens within clubs have competitive opportunities throughout the year.

The Leon Valley District of Boy Scouts of America 254-634-1441, offers programs for youth, ages 7-21, at Fort Hood and the surrounding communities. The Bluebonnet Girl Scouts 254-634-0683, is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls ages 5 - 17 where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.
Departing personnel may request a letter be sent to the gaining installation giving them a "heads up" of your imminent arrival. This will also provide the outgoing youth with a youth mentor at the new installation to assist with transferring to the new garrison.

Youth Sports

Children, 3-18 years of age that are family members of active duty military, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors are eligible for team and individual sports including Basketball, Cheerleading, Spring Soccer, Baseball, Flag Football, Tennis and Fall/Spring Soccer.

Youth Religious Programs 

Fort Hood's Catholic youth are encouraged to join LIFE (Living In Faith Eternally), the high-school age Catholic Youth Group. They meet on Sundays, except the first Sunday of the month, from 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. at the 58th Street Chapel. Call 254-287-1541 for more information.  

Fort Hood Youth of the Chapel information and meeting locations is available by calling 254-680-5090.

Small Group Bible Study meets Monday night in a leader's home.

The Outreach Club meets for fun and fellowship every Wednesday from 6:54 p.m. - 8:03 p.m. at the Comanche Chapel located on Tank Destroyer Blvd. west of Clear Creek Rd.

Movie Nights are held every Saturday night in a leader's home.

SKIESUnlimited

SKIESUnlimited, the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills, offers instructional programs to youth from infant to eighteen years of age. SKIESUnlimited offers classes such as Piano, Ballet, Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Science, Academic Tutoring, Kindermusik, Art, Creative Movement, Sewing, Fitness, Fishing, Babysitter Certification and even an Online Teen Driving Course. Whatever your child’s age or interest we have a class for you! For a complete list of classes available please visit the FMWR webpage.


Associated Links

Military Youth on the Move
Answers to military children and teen concerns.

Military Child Education Coalition
Provides information and resources on military education needs.

Army OneSource
Comprehensive information on all Army Community Services and QOL support.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

MilitaryKidsConnect
Department of Defense-sponsored website for kids impacted by the deployment of parents and caregivers.

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