Vicenza Youth Centers
- Middle School & Teen Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign my child up for an after school youth program?
Youth may pick up a CYS Youth Program Registration & Sponsor Consent packet at the Youth Center on Villaggio or Teen Center on Ederle or at Parent Central Services. Parents must complete the packet and the youth may return completed packet to the center for processing.
Once registered, youth will be able to enroll for specific trip schedules, spring break trips, summer camps, etc. Most trips and activities can be booked online through Webtracor in person at Parent Central Services Office, Bldg. 108, Davis Soldier & Family Readiness Center.
What clubs are offered?
The Villaggio Youth Center offers Smart Girls, a Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) club aimed at empowering and educating middle school females. Another BGCA club, Torch Club, operates at the center and aims to instill leadership, citizenship, and community service in the lives of our youth. The Youth Center also has a thriving cooking club that takes place in our full demo kitchen. A photography club is also present at the Youth Center. The Teen Center operates a Keystone Club, also part of the BGCA, in conjunction with Vicenza High School’s student council and upholds the same values as the Torch Club.
How do I find a sponsor for my child when moving to Vicenza?
The Youth Program takes part in the Youth Sponsorship Program which pairs up incoming youth with a peer of a similar age. They can communicate in advance so the incoming youth knows someone on the first day of school or they can be matched once the incoming youth arrives on the garrison. Outbound youth can be paired with a sponsor at their gaining duty station, too. Contact the Youth Program Director for more information at DSN: (314) 634-7659 or commercial: +39 0444-717659.
I want my child to go to the Youth Center after school and stay there until I pick him/her up. Can you force my child to stay there?
Youth who are in sixth grade and above are able to sign themselves into and out of the Youth Center at any time. However, we understand that parents of some of our younger participants are concerned about their whereabouts after school. We do our best to work with parents and remind youth of their parents’ wishes after school.
Are food and snacked provided to youth in the centers?
The Youth Program offers free snacks to participants in accordance with CYS health and nutrition standards. The centers use an a la carte menu and youth are allowed to choose healthy and less healthy snack options that fall within our nutritional guidance. We discourage youth from bringing outside food or beverages into the centers because we care about their health and pay close attention to the nutrition our youth are receiving. In fact, we do not allow energy drinks into our centers at all.
- EDGE Frequently Asked Questions
What is the EDGE program?
The EDGE program is a CYS/MWR partnership program offered to children and youth in grades 1-12 after school.
Does EDGE have a facility?
No, EDGE partners with other Family and MWR facilities to run fun activities generally in that program's facility and under the facilitation of an expert from their staff.
What kind of activities does EDGE run with other Family and MWR partners?
The activities vary on space and availability of instructors or facilitators, but may include activities such as :
- Youth boxing & "conditioning" at the Ederle Fitness Center
- Art or craft projects at the Ederle Arts & Crafts Center
- Track & "conditioning" at the Ederle Track Fitness Center's track coach
- Jr. Lifeguard at the Ederle Fitness Center Pool
We also offer summer clinics such as:
- Outdoor adventure (partnering with Family and MWR program staff)
What are the times and days of EDGE activities?
Most activities are after school hours, 2:30-6 p.m. The exception is Home School Art classes, which are in the mornings. All activities are run on week days, Monday-Friday.
What age groups does EDGE have activities for?
Depending upon the activity, EDGE has activities for grades 1-5 and grades 6-12.
How many times per week do EDGE sessions run?
The "conditioning" sessions are normally twice a week, while the other sessions are typically once a week. Summer clinics run for a couple of hours for the entire 5-day week.
Ederle Teen Center
|Monday||2:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday||2:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||2:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Thursday||2:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Friday||2:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Saturday||1 p.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Non-School Days (M-F)||1 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Non-School Days (Sat)||1 p.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Summer Open Rec||1 p.m. - 7 p.m.|
Villaggio Youth Center
|Monday||2:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||2:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||2:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||2:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Friday||2:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Non-School Days (M-F)||1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|Summer Camp||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Summer Open Rec||1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
HIRED! Workforce Prep Program
|Monday||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|