Youth Center

853-5437

Monday-Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday
6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends
Closed


The Youth Programs goal is to provide a safe, enriching, supervised environments for youth of all ages. Our programs maintain an atmosphere that encourages flexibility and allows for freedom of choice within appropriate guidelines. We strive to reinforce family values and emphasize the uniqueness of each child by promoting positive attitudes and validating self-worth. Some of the programs we offer include: Before and After School Care, Power Hour (help with homework), and Youth Sports.

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Download 2020 Parents Night Out Schedule

BGCA Fine Arts: Celebrating Multicultural Paper Cutting Art
Mon · 3 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Paper cutting is a very old, traditional craft in China and Mexico. Create your own designs and learn about this art and how it is used in celebrations in different cultures.

Teen Council Meetings
Tue · 4 & 18 Feb · 3:30-4 p.m., 4-4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12, 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Join us for our weekly service learning club meetings where we’ll discuss quarterly service and community learning projects, topics that affect preteens and teens around the world, and share updates from past or future projects. Preteens will meet with Torch Club from 3:30-4 p.m. and teens will meet from 4-4:30 p.m. for Keystone and Teen Council.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Wed · 5 Feb · 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5-12 · Free for members, $2.50 for non-members
Celebrate the strong women around the world in sports by joining us for a friendly game of Basketball! All girls welcome (and boys too!) Wear your favorite sports jersey!

BGCA DIY STEM: Contraptions
Thu · 6 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Youth can build unbelievable ball track structures with this simple stacking plank system. Create ramps, funnels, chutes, and crazy contraptions like the "Black Hole" and "Bounce Plate." Then find out if the ball rolls as expected.

National Bubble Gum Day: BGCA Triple Play: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Fri · 7 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
It’s National Bubble Gum Day! Let’s have some fun and see who can blow the fastest bubble? Gum and fun provided; no experience necessary!

BGCA Fine Arts-Creative Journals
Fri · 7 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Journals can contain daily schedules, personal thoughts, and memories. Teens will have the opportunity to make their own journals and personalize them to make it uniquely their own.

Parents Night Out
Sat · 8 Feb · 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Ages 5-12
$15 for members
$20 for non-members
Give yourself a much needed break! You deserve it!

Passport 2 Manhood & Smart Girls
Mon · 10 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Attendees will learn how to define the qualities of a good friend and evaluate their relationships, which in turn can help her cultivate a supportive circle of friends.

BGCA DIY STEM: National Inventors Day
Tue · 11 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Use the Maker Space to create your own invention using cardboard, recycled materials, coils, toilet paper rolls, and various materials.

TEENS-High Yield Activity: Focus On the Food Environment
Tue · 11 February · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
What is a “food cue”? Food cues appear in many places: at home, at school, in the grocery store, passing by a bakery or your favorite restaurant. Most of us eat when we are hungry as well as when we receive these cues. Learn about different types of cues in our environment that encourage us to eat.

BGCA Fine Arts: Jewelry Making
Wed · 12 Feb · 2:30 p.m.
Thu · 13 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Any special people you’d like to make something for to celebrate Valentine’s Day? From earrings to necklaces, make your special someone something unique! We’ve got you covered!

BGCA DIY Physical Science: Gummy Candy Lab
Wed · 12 Feb · 3 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Make gummy candy treats for you, your friends, and family and learn some physical science while you’re at it!

BGCA Triple Play: Flag Football
Thu · 13 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Join us for a game of a game of flag football! Wear your team jersey (unless you lost yesterday!) and bring your “A” game!

BGCA Image Makers-Friendship Selfies & Scrapbooking
Fri · 14 Feb · 4 p.m.
Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Take some selfies with your besties with instant cameras! Document your favorite activities and cram as many friends in the shot as possible, accentuate your pics with accessories, and show the heart and “soul” of your friendship on a scrapbook sheet!

History of Valentine's Day
Fri · 14 Feb · 5 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England.

BGCA High Yield Activity
Word Jumble
Tue · 18 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12 · Free to members
$2.50 for non-members
Your team will create as many words from the original as possible. The team with the most new words wins.

TEENS-BGCA High Yield Activity: Crossing Crocodile Creek
Wed · 19 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
In this wacky challenge you have to plan and work together to conquer the Crocodile Creek, a dangerous body of water teeming with hungry man-, woman-, boy- and girl-eating crocs! Your team must cross the creek as a group to reach the only food in the vicinity.

BGCA Fine Arts: String Art
Wed & Thu · 19 & 20 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Make elaborate designs created with geometric shapes, points, and colored string or yarn. Create something uniquely beautiful with us!

NBA2K Tournament
Thu · 21 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-12 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Basketball season is here and it’s time for a little competition. Join us as we play to name a champion in NBA2K17/NBA2K18.

BGCA Triple Play: Cotton Ball Swoop
Thu · 21 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Grab your blindfolds, bowls, and spoons and get ready for a wacky new game. Race the clock against your friends to see who can get the most cotton balls!

TEENS: BGCA STEM/Fine Arts: Chibi Lights
Thu · 21 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Chibitronics Chibi Lights Circuit Stickers are a creative and fun way to learn electronics. Circuit stickers are LED circuits on peel-and-stick stickers. Build circuits without soldering, plugging wires, or clips. Instead, use stickers with conductive tapes to draw circuits to add to scrapbook pages, cards, paper, and other crafts.

Family Fun Night-BGCA Triple Play: Let the Games Begin
Tue · 24 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-12 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Are you ready to spend time with your friends and family? Planning it doesn't have to be complicated. Get together at the Youth Center with your friends/family and make some new friends while playing games.

TEENS: Scattergories
Tue · 24 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Team up to be creative in this party game where being different counts! In Scattergories, teams come up with answers that fit the categories listed on their card. Sounds easy, but answers need to start with the letter rolled on the die! Come up with as many answers as you can before time runs out, and be creative!

DIY Lip Balms
Wed · 25 Feb · 2:30 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Do your lips dry out in winter? Now is the time to melt, mix, and create your own personal lip balms for yourself or as a gift.

Baking Club: King Cake
Thu · 26 February · 1 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Carnival season is well underway in New Orleans and many are celebrating with a festive and symbolic pastry. This is your chance to join in on the celebration as we bake the iconic King Cake.

TEENS: BGCA DIY STEM: Thermal Power
Thu · 27 Feb · 4:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Youth will have the opportunity to explore and learn about thermal power. In this activity we will build mini turbines while exploring how a combination of hot and cold water in a special thermal power conversion cell make power.

STEM COI: DIY STEM: Vitamin C Experiment
Thu · 27 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-12 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Not all vitamins are made within the human body, so we must eat foods to get these essential vitamins. Join us for a fun experiment as we find what foods have vitamin C and what foods don’t.

Triple Play: Around the World Table Tennis
Fri · 28 Feb · 4 p.m.
Ages 9-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
This is a not-so-ordinary way of playing table tennis with a group of friends! Try several new challenges or make up your own!

TEENS: BGCA Fine Arts Image Makers- HYA-A Story in Five Frames
Fri · 28 Feb · 3:30 p.m.
Ages 13-18 · Free to members; $2.50 for non-members
Bring some photos or use our cameras to take your photos, write your own story/comic or challenge other teens to try guessing what story is being told.