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About Us

Located off base in the Prairies’ housing complex, the Prairies Youth Center offers a wide variety of clubs for youth ages 9-18. Programs are engineered around the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and the 4-H curriculum. They are designed to promote the three primary outcomes: academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Prior to joining, each youth must have a completed membership packet.
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Clubs available at the Youth Center


  • Torch Club
  • Keystone Club
  • Air Force Teen Council
  • 4H
  • Lego Robotics
  • Power Hour
  • STEM Lab
  • Fine Arts & ImageMakers
  • Smart Girls
  • Passport 2 Manhood
  • Triple Play
  • Healthy Habits

Torch Club

Pre-Teen Programs

Torch Club gives youth, ages 9-13, the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through service to their Youth Center and community. Torch Club members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: education, health and fitness, service to club and community, and social recreation.

Air Force Teen Council (AFTC)

Teen Programs

Air Force Teen Council is a network of teens from AF bases around the Midwest working to resolve issues and voice teen concerns to the highest levels of AF leadership on behalf of teens locally and worldwide.

Keystone Club

Teen Programs

Keystone is Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) premiere teen character and leadership program. The program helps develop good character and positive leadership skills for young members ages 14 to 18. Teens learn the value of good citizenship and community service and are encouraged to participate in activities in four key focus areas: community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach.

Youth of the Year

Scholarship Programs

Develops teens’ leadership skills through experiences in and out of the club. This leadership development program includes hands-on activities, exploring topics such as identity, passion, personal branding, voice, teamwork, goal setting, as well as activities to prepare them for the Youth of the Year selection process. Each year, one deserving teen will be selected to represent Wright Patterson AFB as their Military Youth of the Year and receive a $5000 scholarship after competing at the state competition. The Youth of the Year will then be able to compete against other military bases at Regionals for a chance at additional scholarships.

Congressional Award

Scholarship Programs

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14 to 23-year-olds. Participants earn bronze, silver and gold Congressional Award certificates and bronze, silver and gold Congressional Award medals.

Presidential Award

Scholarship Programs

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes youth and adult volunteers who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement: bronze, silver, and gold.

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Contact

Phone

(937) 904-4700

Hours

Mon - Thurs: 2:30 - 7:00 pm
Fri: 2:30 - 8:00 pm
Sat, Sun, & Federal Holidays: Closed

Address

641 Chapel Ln, Bldg 234
Riverside, Ohio 45431

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